Teaching and Research Experience 

Teaching Philosophy

Throughout my period at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), I have had the pleasure of working extensively as a Teaching Assistant and Instructor of Record at one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the United States. I taught students who challenged me every day to become a better instructor.  As a first-generation college student myself, I strongly believe in supporting my students through empowerment. As an educator, I am always willing to work with my students so they can achieve their learning goals and related the course content with their lived experiences. This is how I believe students can effectively convert the information they receive into knowledge that is relevant to them, and that is what the college experience is all about. Below you will find a list of classes I've worked on and sample evaluations.

University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)

  • Instructor of Record for POSC 158 (Politics of Mexico, Undergraduate). Summer 2020. Evals and Comments.

  • Teaching Assistant for POSC 158 (Politics of Mexico, Undergraduate). Summer 2021. Andrew Ivey. Evals and Comments.

  • Teaching Assistant for POSC 20 (World Politics, Undergraduate). Dr. William Parkes Riley. Spring 2020.

  • Teaching Assistant for POSC 17 (Politics of the Underdeveloped World, Undergraduate). Dr. Kim Dionne. Winter 2020.

  • Teaching Assistant for POSC 164 (The Nation State and Capitalism, Undergraduate). Dr. John Cioffi. Fall 2019.

  • Teaching Assistant for POSC 160 (Globalization and Underdevelopment, Undergraduate). Maricruz Osorio. Summer 2019.

  • Teaching Assistant for POSC 020 (World Politics, Undergraduate). Dr. Marissa Brookes. Spring 2019.

  • Teaching Assistant for POSC 015 (Comparative Politics, Undergraduate). Dr. Indridi Indridason. Winter 2019.

  •  Teaching Assistant for POSC 015 (Comparative Politics, Undergraduate). Dr. Yasemin Irepoglu-Carreras. Fall 2018.

  • Teaching Assistant for POSC 182 (Politics and Economic Policy, Undergraduate). Dr. Benjamin Newman. Summer 2018.

  • Teaching Assistant for POSC 20 (World Politics, Undergraduate). Dr. Yasemin Irepoglu-Carreras. Spring 2018.

  • Teaching Assistant for POSC 5W (Political Ideologies, Undergraduate). Dr. Parkes Riley. Winter 2018.

  • Teaching Assistant for POSC 015 (Comparative Politics, Undergraduate). Dr. Indridi Indridason. Fall 2017.

  • Reader for POSC 188 (Political Violence in Latin America, Undergraduate). Dr. David Pion-Berlin. Spring 2017.

  • Reader for POSC 169 (Terrorism and Political Violence, Undergraduate). Dr. Eric Bordenkircher. Winter 2017.

  • Reader for POSC 160 (Globalization and Underdevelopment, Undergraduate) Dr. Noel Pereyra-Johnston. Fall 2016.

  • Research Assistant to Dr. Miguel Carreras and Dr. David Pion-Berlin. 2018 - Present.

Getulio Vargas Foundation (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

  • Visiting Researcher at  Center for the Research and Documentation of Contemporary Brazilian History at the Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil (CPDOC-FGV). 2020-Present.

  • Research Assistant to Dr. Octavio Amorim Neto.  Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (FGV-EBAPE). 2012-2016.