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This page contains my curriculum vitae. It is a bit untraditional, as I have spent 20 years in the Air Force and academia. I believe these experiences have given me a great deal of breadth of life, leadership, and gratitude for the life of "the mind." I take full stock in being human, having feelings, constraints, opportunities, and many, many privileges. 

Curriculum Vitae


UCLA Sociology Department 

375 Portola Plaza

264 Haines Hall 

Los Angeles CA 90095



Candidate for Doctorate in Philosophy, Sociology, December 2017:

   Subfields: Gender, Family, Conversation Analysis, Qualitative Methods

   University of California, Los Angeles

Master's of Art, Sociology, Awarded Fall 2015:

   Newspaper Representations of Women in Combat

   University of California, Los Angeles

B.A., Sociology, Awarded Spring 2011:

   Honors Thesis: Speaking Up Against Sexual Harassment in the Air Force

   University of California, San Diego (Honors with Highest Distinction), minor in Psychology



  • Dorothy L. Meier, Sociology Fellowship, 2023-2024, $15,000 +T/F

  • Pat Tillman Foundation, Scholar Fellowship, 2020-2023, $30,000

  • Eugene V. Cota-Robles, Graduate Student Fellowship, 2012-2013, $42,000; 2019-2020 $42,000

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Sociology, UCLA, 2017-2018, 2018-2029

  • California National Guard Educational Assistance Award, 2014-2017, $45,000

  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship, UCLA, 2012, $6,000



  • 2022. “If they call me, ‘sir’: American newspaper representations of military women.” Feminist Media Studies. DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2022.2098796

  • "Making [Involved] Fatherhood Look Badass[?]”: Instagram Representations of Men Wearing Babies (under review)

  • “Kind of Indifferent”: Hybrid Masculinity among US military fathers (under review)




Organizational Assessments

Media Analysis

Consumer Research

Focus Groups

Content Analysis -Discursive, Visual

Conversation Analysis

Survey research 

Archival research 





Public Sociology


Reflexive Teaching



  • Emcee: Undergraduate Research Week, Community and Innovation, UCLA Sociology and Public Affairs Panel C, May 2023

  • American Sociological Association, Conference Session: Men Wearing Babies in News and Marketing Media, August 2022

  • Center for Scholars and Storytellers, UCLA: Psychology in Action Symposium, Masculinity in Media, Data Blitz of Diversity in “Dadvertising,” April 2021

  • Emcee: Undergraduate Research Week, Community and Innovation, UCLA Sociology and Public Affairs Panels A and B, May 2021

  • UCSD Undergraduate Research, Conference Session: Speaking Up Against Sexual Harassment in the Air Force, June 2011



  • Lecture: Representations of Dads in TV/Film Media, Daddying Film Festival and Forum, Albuquerque, NM, June 2023 

  • Sociology of Gender, UCLA, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2016, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019

  • Sociology of Violence, UCLA, Teaching Assistant, Winter 2018, Spring 2018

  • Introduction to Sociology, UCLA, Teaching Assistant, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2017

  • Lecture: US-Mexico Border: Deaths on the Migrant Trail, Sociology of Violence, UCLA, Spring 2018

  • Lecture: Transkids, Discussion of "Ma Vie En Rose," Sociology of Gender, UCLA, Winter 2019

  • Lecture: "Other Identities": US Military, Integrative Studies 201: Building Community, Mercer University, November 2020

  • Lecture: Intersex Research and Societal Implications, Sociology of Gender, UCLA, Spring 2019



  • Dan Front & Co, Arms Across America, Veteran Parents Discuss Guns on Campus, Royce Hall, UCLA, June 2023

  • San Diego Latinx "Your Future Starts Here" UCLA HSI Reception, Mission Valley, May 2023 

  • Pat Tillman Foundation Leadership Summit, Research Methods and Accountability Groups, July 2022

  • Pat Tillman Foundation Regional Captain Summit, Busting Imposter Syndrome, February 2022

  • Pat Tillman Foundation Fellowship Application Training Panel, August 2021

  • UCLA Graduate Division Diversity Fellowship Lecture and Round-Table, January 2021

  • Veteran-Civilian Connection Panel, Integrative Studies 201: Building Community, Mercer University, November 2021

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Student Orientation Week, Panelist, UCLA, October 2020

  • Student Veterans of America, Accountability Group Seminar, UCLA, September 2020

  • Sociology Doctoral Pro-Seminar 201, Student-Advisor Communication Advice, UCLA, September 2017

  • Veterans Resource Office, Graduate Program Advice, UCLA, September 2017

  • "High Ground" Screening and Panel, discussed resiliency and team building, FOCUS and Veteran Resource Center, November 2013. 77






  • United States Air Force, Active Duty and CA Air National Guard, July 2002 - June 2023

  • FEMA, Incident Command System, Disaster Response Force, March 2020

  • Operational Security Fundamentals, Identity Management, October 2017

  • Profession of Arms - Center of Excellence, Volunteer Instructor Induction, June 2015

  • Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Honor Flight, September 2016

  • Public Affairs Qualification Course, Defense Information School, October 2017

  • Mediator Certification, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, January 2009

  • Equal Opportunity Advisor, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, March 2009

  • Community College of the Air Force, Social Services Associate Degree, June 2009

  • Airman Leadership School, Travis AFB, March 2006

  • Community College of the Air Force, Electronic Systems Associate Degree, April 2003

  • Basic Military Training, United States Air Force, July 2002



  • Pat Tillman Foundation, Southern California Regional Captain 2021- Present

    • Leadership Summit, Research Mentorship Facilitator, July 2021

  • San Diego Unified, Elementary Parent-Teacher-Association

    •  Website Chair, January 2020 - Present

    • Arts Attack Classroom Lead, January 2016 - 2022

  • Postpartum Support International, Climb Out of Darkness San Diego Founder & Participant, January 2015 - Present

  • Student Veterans of America Member, January 2010 - Present

    • Advocate for student veterans, provides advice for new students via webinar for 30+ students

  • Samuel F.B. Morse High School, Class of 2002 Alumni and Community Advisor, January 2002 – Present



  • Quality family time: biking, hiking, all the things at the bays and beaches of San Diego, laughing and throwing popcorn during movie parties at home

  • Reading and listening to self-help and growth, yoga, meditation, crafting, watercolor, photography, gardening, and raising monarch butterflies

  • Travel and recreational private pilot flying with friends


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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