“The most important attitude that can be formed is that of desire to go on learning.”
John Dewey, Experience and Education
I am a passionate and committed teacher, thanks in large measure to incredible mentors who continue to inspire me. My first formal exposure to teaching was during college as a writing tutor at a Harlem afterschool program; since then I have taught adults English, middle-schoolers Spanish and French, and instructed everything from SATs to scientific reasoning to social theory. In 2004, I was awarded Stanford University’s Centennial Award for Excellence in Teaching. Today, I teach undergraduate and graduate students a wide range of courses in American history and culture and direct the experiential wellness education program HealthClass2.0. Outside the academy I lead a mind-body movement class called intenSati. My primary goal as a teacher is that my students understand that the world is far more expansive and exciting than they imagine, and that they acquire new skills and knowledge to reimagine their own role within it.