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I am an associate professor in the Department of Communication at California Lutheran University. I also serve as coordinator for Cal Lutheran's interdisciplinary Spanish media minor.

I teach journalism courses, including COMM 231 "Media Writing," "Content Creation for Digital Platforms," "Copy Editing, Layout & Design," "Latinx Media in the U.S." and I have previously a course in media law as well as our intro to communication class. 

I also serve as the faculty adviser to Cal Lutheran's award-winning student paper, The Echo, serve as secretary of the California College Media Association, and I am the Associate Editor of Newspaper Research Journal.  


Previously, I was a visiting assistant professor of media and communication studies at Ursinus College, outside of Philadelphia, where I taught "Media Ethics," "Print Journalism," "Online Journalism," "Media History," "Journalism Genres/Writing for the Media," "Intro to Journalism," "News Analysis."

Associate professor of communication. Student newspaper adviser.

Journalism researcher.

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