professional experience

Institutional Research Analyst
Adjunct Instructor
HS English Teacher

Graduate Instructor | Aug. 2020 - Present

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

    • Created an undergraduate course entitled Latina/o/x Rhetorics
    • Designed a websyllabus to facilitate online interaction
    • Embedded one-on-one virtual meetings to develop student rapport
    • Facilitated student collaboration during online interfacing through Google Docs and the school’s LMS system
    • Collaborated with colleagues to identify and implement online tools

Institutional Research Analyst | Nov. 2016 - Aug. 2019

South Texas College, McAllen, TX

    • Contributed to institutional strategic goals through qualitative research methodologies
    • Consulted with clients on qualitative research designs
    • Assessed resource availability to determine most efficient and effective research approaches
    • Created researchable questions and instruments to collect data
    • Recruited individuals for participation in studies
    • Employed in-depth interviews, focus groups, surveys, observations, usability tests, and SWOT analyses
    • Visualized data with various technologies
    • Wrote alphabetic reports for various audiences: accrediting agencies, grant programs, stakeholders, and public
    • Revised and edited documentation used for SACSCOC accreditation
    • Contributed research to school’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
    • Functioned as primary researcher for assessing statewide co-requisite model of developmental education (HB 2223)
    • Facilitated a district-wide SWOT analysis, including a total of six divisions and three comprehensive campuses
    • Trained departments on conducting qualitative research

Adjunct Instructor | Aug. 2016 - May 2019

Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, TX

    • Taught ENGL 1301 (Comp. I), ENGL 1302 (Comp. II), and ENGL 2341 (Forms of Literature)—cap at 26 students
    • Created writing assignments with problem-based approaches
    • Incorporated technology in revising and editing practices
    • Focused on issues (masculinity/gender, bilingualism, and immigration) relevant to Latina/o/x students
    • Involved students in campus-wide writing contests
    • Voluntarily participated in monthly Saturday trainings for adjuncts
    • Engaged in professional development through NCTE
    • Reported aggregate assessment data to department
    • Assessed and modified my own teaching practices

HS English Teacher | Jan. 2015 - Nov. 2016

Brownsville ISD, Brownsville, TX

    • Taught English I, III (AP), and IV (AP), and College Prep
    • Constructed lesson plans as a team and individually
    • Planned and delivered lessons for tutorials
    • Integrated multi-modal compositions
    • Incorporated instructional guidelines in 504 plans
    • Collaborated with teaching coach to improve instruction
    • Involved other teachers in national conversations and conferences
    • Collected and analyzed quantitative and qualitative student data

Graduate Instructor | Aug. 2012 - May 2014

Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

    • Provided instruction for Composition I and II—cap at 22 students
    • Co-constructed syllabi in alignment with university goals to feature diversity-related issues
    • Reflected on and shared instructional strategies
    • Assessed writings for American Literature course of 204 students

College Recruitment Adviser| July 2011 - June 2012

Texas A&M University (College Advising Corps), College Station, TX

    • Increased student scholarship money received from $1.8 million in 2010-2011 to $4.7 million in 2011-2012
    • Established a college advising program at a Title I school in Brownsville, Texas
    • Collected and disseminated quantitative and qualitative data for grant-funded program
    • Organized an on-campus college fair with 25 entities present
    • Participated in a scholarship-selection committee awarding $20,000
    • Spearheaded college, scholarship, and financial aid processes on-site

    • Cano, José. “Code Switching: Moving towards Bilingual Critical Literacy.” Decolonizing Rhetoric and Composition Studies, edited by Iris D. Ruiz and Raúl Sánchez. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp. 63-75.

    • English Language Arts 7-12, Texas Education Agency (TEA) Teaching Certification
    • NVivo Certified Expert (Qualitative Data Analysis Software)
    • Qualtrics Research Core Expert (Survey Software)
digital literacies

    • CSS framework: Bootstraps
    • Javascript libraries: Leaflet.js and Chart.js
    • QGIS
    • R (statistical language)
conference presentations

    • “Innovation through Qualitative Research.” Texas Association for Institutional Research. San Antonio, TX, Mar. 2020.
    • “Qualitative Methods in Institutional Research Offices.” Texas Association for Institutional Research. Horseshow Bay, TX, Feb. 2019.
    • “Writing the Ethnic Identity: Latinxs in College Composition and Communication.” National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference. Houston, TX, Nov. 2018.
    • “Latinas/os in Dual Credit Courses: Living Realities, Cultivating Pedagogies.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR, Mar. 2017.
    • “The Border as Metaphor: Material Realities and Rhetorical Tropes.” NACCS Conference. Salt Lake City, UT, Apr. 2014.
    • “Looking South for Knowledge: Mexican and Mexican American Students in First-Year English.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN, Mar. 2014.
    • “English or Spanish: Engaging the Bilingual Repertoire in Rhetoric and Composition.” NACCS Tejas Foco. Northwest Vista College, Feb. 2014.
    • “Yo Digo y Tú Dices: A Look at the Physical Body for Positionality in the Writing Class.” Second Annual Cultural Studies in Education Conference. UT Austin, Mar. 2013.

    • TCU's English Dept. Outstanding Graduate Student Award | 2019-2021
    • TCU’s Radford Fellowship ($21,000) | 2019-2020
    • NCTE’s Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award | 2017-2018
    • San Marcos Association of Retired Teachers Scholarship ($1,000) | 2014
    • South Texas Academic Rising Scholars Scholarship ($4,000) | 2012-2014

    • Graduate Senator for TCU's AddRan College of Liberal Arts (elected-position) | 2020-2021
    • Judge for History Fair | Fort Worth, TX | 2020
      • Fort Worth ISD: Fort Worth Collegiate High School
      • Fort Wort ISD: Alice Carlson Applied Learning Center
    • NCTE Conference, First Stage Proposal Reviewer | 2018-2020
    • NCTE Local Engagement Committee, Member | 2019-2020
    • Taco ‘bout Stem, Co-organizer | Lopez High School, Brownsville, TX | 2018-2019
professional affiliations

    • College Composition and Communication
    • Latina/o/x Caucus, College Composition and Communication
    • National Council of Teachers of English
    • Texas Association of Institutional Research

    • PhD, Texas Christian University, Rhetoric and Composition | in progress
    • MA, Texas State University, Rhetoric and Composition | 2014
    • BA, Texas A&M University, English Literature | 2011
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