Instructor Bio

M.F.A. in Creative Writing: Fiction, San Francisco State University, 2007

M.A. in English: Creative Writing, 2005

Teaching credential, Mills College School of Education, 1994

B.A. in Feminist Studies, Stanford University, 1992

At CCSF, I teach fiction writing and English composition courses with a focus in Women's and Gender Studies, in addition to supporting students gaining Social Justice Work Experience (through IDST 300). I have been English faculty since 2008, and since 2014, have chaired the Women's and Gender Studies department -- one of eight departments in CCSF's Ethnic Studies and Social Justice collaborative. Together we're building strength to continue our movements for justice.

I approach both teaching and writing as a creative practice, and feel stimulated by the ways I continue to grow and learn through my work at the college. For information about my creative writing, visit