I am passionate about: the ingenuity and creativity of humans to harness natural systems to produce food, fiber and fuels
What excites me about being a professor at MIIS: I was drawn to MIIS as a student for its international and interdisciplinary approach to building the human capital needed to make the world a better place. The opportunity to stay connected to highly motivated and passionate students and faculty, and contribute to real solutions, has kept me coming back as a professor.
- Sustainable and organic agriculture
- Small farm incubators and marine conservation
Additional Areas of Focus
Sustainable fisheries, economic development, microlending and nonprofit management
B.A. International Relations, Business and Spanish, University of San Diego
M.A. International Environmental Policy, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Selected Publications / Research
"In the Fields of Salinas: Cultivating Intercultural Leadership," Whole Thinking Journal, No. 6, Winter 2010-11.
Grassroots Guide to the Farm Bill, Editor, Spanish, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, 2011.
Farmer Education Program Curriculum Resource Guide, ALBA, 2011.
Farm Incubator Toolkit, ALBA, 2011.
Farming for the Future – Contributor, Editor and Translator for ALBA’s quarterly print newsletter.
Organic Agriculture Education, Crop Management, September 2006.
The Face of Food on the Central Coast: A Community Food Assessment, ALBA, 2006.
Local Agenda 21 in Latin America: An Analytical Look at 10 Cases, ICLEI, 2000. (collaborator)
Tribal Wetland Program Highlights, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2000.