I have worked as an educator since I was a teenager, when I first taught Spanish at a local preschool.
In my mind, teaching is storytelling, and storytelling is teaching.
Zinc educational Services
As a tutor with Zinc, I have worked with over 50 students on Literature, History, Spanish, literacy, writing, and test prep.
I have also supported Zinc in a range of other roles: writing their SQL code for data analysis, producing their promotional video and audio, writing their computer science vocabulary terms, and co-leading a workshop on teaching Math.
New York Public Library
I was a Helen Gurley Brown Educational Fellow at the New York Public Library from 2014 - 2015, where I managed an arts-based youth program in the Bronx. When the kiddos said they wanted to write pop songs, I partnered with Latin Grammy-winning producers A&X to teach them how to do it.
Voces de la comunidad
In my past life, I was a community organizer. I co-founded the group Voces de la Comunidad/Voices of the Community in Springfield, Massachusetts. With Voces, I led popular-education workshops and community organizing trainings. You can read about our organizing work here.
For years I also co-facilitated a training series with the grassroots organization Springfield No One Leaves/Nadie Se Mude.