I am a high school history teacher with professional publishing and writing experience. My love of history came to life when I began studying archaeology in college. What before had seemed dry historical facts evolved into the relevant, vivid history of humanity when I learned to contextualize and appreciate history as an earlier chapter in the world as I know it today. As a current, credentialed high school history teacher, with a master's degree in Middle Eastern studies from Tel Aviv Univ... [more]
Government & Politics
I minored in archaeology at Loyola Marymount University, and was the head curator of the Archaeology Museum at the university. I led group tours, restored and registered artifacts, and photographed artifacts for our online database. I have participated in two archaeological digs, the first in Jordan and the second in Israel, so I have applied as well as theoretical knowledge of the subject.
I have passed the Social Science CSET and am currently enrolled in a Social Science teaching credential program. I graduated from Tel Aviv University with a master's degree in Middle Eastern studies, and from Loyola Marymount University with a bachelor's degree in classical civilizations, with minors in archaeology and theology. Social science is more than the study of history; it is the study of human behavior throughout history. I believe taking this approach to the subject with my students helps to connect history to the present and make the material more relevant and engaging.
I majored in classical civilizations at Loyola Marymount University, graduating as a Program Scholar in 2010. I am a member of Eta Sigma Phi, the Classics Honor Society, and specialize in Greek and Roman civilizations and mythology. Having studied Latin and Greek, I am infinitely more familiar not only with the civilizations of the ancient world, but also with the vestiges of their influence in our world today. My knowledge of classics is supplemented by my practical experiences with archaeology.