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.
Exploratorium Summer Teacher Institute (San Francisco, CA)
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)
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.
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.