MA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. MA, California State University, Sacramento, CA. BA, California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA.
Language Instructor, Interpreter, and Translator, Speak California, Napa, CA. Spanish Instructor, Napa Valley College, Napa, CA; Napa Valley Adult Education, Napa; New Technology High School, Napa; Modesto Junior College, Modesto, CA. Translator, Sunny Days Early Childhood Developmental Services, Napa County and Sonoma County, CA. Literature Instructor, Upward Bound, Napa, CA. Additional experience at V. Sattui Winery, St. Helena, CA; Bottega, Yountville, CA; and Ma(i)sonry, Yountville.
Phi Delta Kappa Paul H. Henkin International Conference Scholarship, 2012. Summa Cum Laude graduate, California State University Stanislaus, 2000. Spanish Student of the Year, California State University Stanislaus, 1999–2000. Bank of America English Achievement Award, 1996.
Phi Delta Kappa. Modern Language Association. Phi Kappa Phi. Italian Wine Professional certification, Italian Wine Central, 2016. American Wine Scholar certification, American Wine Studies, 2016. French Wine Scholar certification, French Wine Society, 2015.