- Ph.D. in International Studies (in progress), Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
- M.A. in Political Science, University of Colorado
- B.A. in Political Science, University of Colorado
My academic background is in political science and international studies, and I have a long personal history of involvement in social change movements, particularly in the Central American peace and justice, and international human rights movements. In addition to my regular course load, I take students to Central America each year to study the political, economic, and social roots of poverty and violence. In March 2013, I took a group of students to Cuba to study the nature and evolution of the Cuban Revolution. I am also the advisor of the CMC chapter of Amnesty International, a global human rights organization. My work within the Sustainability Studies program at CMC centers on economic and social equity, with a particular focus on building capacity for action and leadership for social change.