As an associate professor of Native American and Mexican Indigenous Studies at Stanislaus State, I encourage students to lean into curiosity about themselves and their relationship with the world as agents of change. I research how ancestral knowledgesystems can inform/be informed by three areas: 1) Nahuatl language and cultural practices, 2) son jarocho/fandango culture, and 3) computer science education.
I served as a program chair for the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Special Interest Group at the American Education Research Association, and I was awarded the Faculty Innovative Leadership Award by the California State University in 2020.My most recent publication is Cihuātocameh (Spiderwomen) weaving twenty years of transformative justice work in higher education (2021) in Educational Studies. A part of what informs my journey is my love for walking barefoot on the earth, gardening, and making music and art with family and community.
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