EXPERIENCE

San Francisco Unified School District (San Francisco, CA)
Classroom Teacher, The Academy – SF @ McAteer (June 2017 - June 2019)

  • Courses Taught: 9/10 NGSS Biology (2yrs); 11/12 Physiology (1yr); 11/12 Art (1yr)

  • Created & implemented problem-based, NGSS-aligned curriculum with authentic, project-based tasks for a diverse, high-needs population.

  • Supervised & advised weekly activities for student-led Dungeons & Dragons Club.

  • Collaborated with teachers in other departments and schools for more horizontal and vertical alignment in practices & curricula to enhance agency & skill-building in consistent student experiences.  

San Francisco Teacher Residency (San Francisco, CA)
Teaching Resident at San Francisco International High School (Biology, Fall 2016) and The Academy – SF @ McAteer (Physics, Spring 2017)

  • Collaborated w/ faculty & staff to create differentiated groupwork-based curriculum for ELL newcomer– & SIFE–classified students.

Freelance Editor (January 2012 – present)

  • Advised and coached clients in scholarly and professional writing and preparing manuscript for publication.

  • Developed structure, goals, and premise of manuscripts and articles.

  • Edited manuscripts and articles for clarity, style, and marketability.

Oxford University Press (New York, NY)
Associate Editor (January 2011 – April 2014)

  • Identified market segments and developed products for the academic law program.

  • Managed full-cycle implementation among teams to consistently achieve a 4 to 9 month book production cycle that included digital & online products.

  • Translated specialized academic concepts into general audience marketing copy.

  • Presented 20+ proposals per year at a >95% approval rate to both a cross-functional committee and an international board of leading scholars.

  • Negotiated and drafted complex publishing agreements.

Peabody Museum Press, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
Publications Intern (March 2009 – August 2009)

  • Collaborated with author to research and write manuscript for an award-winning photo-illustrated book.

  • Drafted marketing copy, exhibition materials, and press releases as part of a three-person team.

Viacom, Inc. (New York, NY)
Corporate Legal Intern (Summer 2008)

  • Developed compliance criteria for fair use while evaluating 5000+ pages of web content.

  • Compiled departmental educational manual on multi-state successor liability in M&A transactions.

  • Commented on directors and officers insurance policy and long-term lease for major film production location.

Ropes & Gray, LLP (Boston, MA)
Paralegal Intern (Summer 2005)

  • Drafted corporate by-laws, researched Massachusetts laws, filed corporate organization documents, assembled closing binders and minute books, and organized fund documents for investors.

  • Led a team of four paralegal interns to prepare documents for various corporate transactions.

EDUCATION

Exploratorium Summer Teacher Institute (San Francisco, CA)
Alumnus (2017-2019)

  • Developed student-driven, hands-on investigations of natural phenomena.

  • Created small, low-cost, classroom-scale Exploratorium exhibits in machine shop.

  • Competed in “Iron Science Chef: String” episode for an entry modeling biotensegrity & structural diversity within the human body.

Stanford University Graduate School of Education (Stanford, CA)
MA in Education (June 2016-June 2017)

  • Developed & led PD seminar workshops for adapting lesson plans to UDL principles.

  • Single-subject Teaching Credential, Secondary School (Biology) with English Language Learner & Civics/Government Authorization

Boston University School of Law (Boston, MA)
JD (2007 – 2011)

  • Publications: “Harmonizing Virtual Property in International Treaties” 17 B.U. J. Sci. & Tech. L. 101 (2011)

  • Activities: Journal of Science and Technology Law, 3L Editor

  • Legislative Policy and Drafting Clinic – “NIH Public Access Policy Reform” (Fall 2008)

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
AB cum laude (2003 – 2007)

  • Concentrations: Human Evolutionary Biology and Archaeology; Spanish language citation

  • Senior Thesis: “Inequalities in Diet and Health During the Intensification of Agriculture in Neolithic China

  • Thomas T. Hoopes Prize (annual award for best senior research theses)

CERTIFICATES

  • Clear California Civics/Government Authorization (Pre-K – adult) (2019-2025)

    • Authorized to teach courses in the specific subject or subjects listed in departmentalized classes in grades preschool and K-12 or in classes organized primarily for adults.

  • Clear California Single Subject Teaching Credential (Biological Sciences, Pre-K – adult) (2019-2025)

    • Authorized to teach Biological Sciences in grades twelve and below, including preschool, and in classes organized primarily for adults.

  • Clear California English Language Learner Authorization (Biological Sciences, Pre-K – adult) (2019-2025)

    • Authorized to provide instructional services in Biological Sciences to English learners

      • English language development defined as instruction designed specifically for limited-English-proficient students to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English

      • Specially-designed content instruction delivered in English defined as instruction in a subject area, delivered in English, that is specially designed to meet the needs of limited-English-proficient students.

ACTIVITIES

ASF Dungeons & Dragons (San Francisco, CA)
Faculty Sponsor (2017-2019)

  • Supervised and advised activities for weekly student-led after school tabletop gaming club.

Harvard Summer School (Cambridge, MA)
Secondary School Program Resident Proctor (Summer 2009)

  • Led and organized student activities.

  • Advised and mentored 30+ high school students in a dormitory setting.

Harvard College Summit for Young Leaders in China (HSYLC) (Shanghai, China)
Seminar Leader (Summer 2007)

  • Designed and taught seminars at a 400+ student summit sponsored by the Goldman Sachs Foundation.

  • Trained and mentored top Chinese high school students in writing and debate, and translated Mandarin daily.

95.3 FM WHRB (Cambridge, MA)
Classical Music Radio Announcer (2004 – 2007)

  • Produced and hosted weekly radio shows.

  • Created daily classical music programming.

Tuesday Magazine (Cambridge, MA)
Editor, Webmaster, Art Board (2004 – 2007)

  • Curated literary and art pieces for award-winning quarterly collegiate publication with 6400+ print circulation.

  • Created magazine’s online presence and website.

SKILLS & INTERESTS

  • Mandarin and Shanghainese (native), Spanish (fluent; 10+ years of study).

  • Photographer, watercolor painter, and Classical pianist.

  • Mentor for high school and law students.

  • HTML, CSS, Photoshop, InDesign.