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Diversity and inclusion projects are especially important to me because I have first-hand experience of the challenges that come with being an underrepresented student in philosophy—female, Native American, first-generation, low-income, etc. I am grateful to the mentors I have had in college and now in graduate school, and to the organizers of philosophy diversity institutes. I take extra initiative to invest in my own training as an educator and mentor. Scroll to the bottom to see examples of initiatives I've organized.

01 service to the department/profession

  • MAP chapter organizer 2020-present

  • Founder, organizer, and mentor, dept. mentorship program (about 80% of our mentees identified as underrepresented) 2020-present

  • Referee, Rocky Mountains Philosophy Grad Conference 2020

  • Tea time coordinator, 2019-2020
    Organize weekly social hour for graduate students to network with faculty

  • Planning Committee, “Multicultural Youth Leadership Conference” 2019

  • Conference session chair x2, Rocky Mountains Philosophy Congress 2019

  • Conference volunteer, Pacific APA 2016

02 service to the community/society

Americorps VISTA, 2018-2019

  • One year of full-time national service (conceived as the domestic Peace Corps), commit to live at the poverty level to better serve struggling communities from within, design and implement capacity-building projects

Refugee ELL Tutor, Paper Airplanes, 2016-Present

  • Teach English remotely and serve as intercultural support to refugee students displaced by the Syrian civil war

Academic Integrity Committee, Pepperdine University, 2013-2015

  • Adjudicate violations of academic integrity code

Volunteer, Standing on Stone, 2011-2013

  • Serve food weekly to homeless community in greater LA area; volunteer at annual Santa Monica Homeless Thanksgiving Dinner

Environmental Stewardship Volunteer, Plumas Corporation, CA, 2011

  • Conduct watershed restoration fieldwork: reinforce stream banks against erosion, remove invasive plant species from meadowland, and harvest native plant species for fire resiliency seed bank

Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission, CA, 2009-2010

  • Student representative on California state commission that investigates experience of incarcerated minors and makes policy recommendations to state governance

03 non-profit work

During a year of full-time service with AmeriCorps VISTA, I was stationed at a refugee resettlement field office serving new arrivals from Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nepal. I conducted intakes, coordinated ELL classes, developed education and employment resources and workshops, and designed a system to aggregate data for program effectiveness. I've also volunteered for five years as a remote ELL tutor to Syrian refugees with Paper Airplanes, an e-learning nonprofit that mitigates the education gap for students displaced by the Syrian civil war. Before that, I  interned at Yad Vashem World Holocaust Center in Jerusalem and then I worked at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles where I coordinated professional development programs on equity and inclusion. I had the immense honor of working with Holocaust survivors and leaders of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement to bring their lived experiences to bear on educational pedagogy and practices.

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