Service  

Huntington Beach Youth Shelter (2010-Present) Since 2010 I have worked as a youth specialist at the Huntington Beach Youth Shelter. I am passionate about the safety and care of children, especially those who have been marginalized, abused, or otherwise abandoned by society. The youth shelter is a 24-hr short term crisis intervention residential program that offers a break to teens and families in crisis. This shelter also serves children who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, institutionalization, incarceration, or hospitalization.  In this position I have supervised youth, led education and recreational activities, facilitated group counseling session, and answered crisis calls among other responsibilities.

http://www.cspinc.org/Youth%20Shelters

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Mentorship Program

Since 2011 I have participated in the  academic mentoring program that matches undergraduate sociology honors students with graduate student mentors, who assist in the development of a year-long research project. 

Founding Editor of “ Eleven: The Undergraduate Sociological Foundation” (2009)

In 2009, I with two fellow undergraduates started Eleven, the Undergraduate Sociological Journal with aim of creating a space to highlight the independent research of undergraduate students. The name was inspired by Marx's Eleventh Thesis on Feuerbach, which mandates that people work to create social change. 

http://eleven.berkeley.edu/

Founder and Co-Chair of the UC Berkeley Sociology Research Symposium (2008)

As president of academic events for the UC Berkeley Sociological Association I created the UC Berkeley Sociological Research Symposium. The symposium was created as a way to showcase the independent research being conducted by undergraduate, graduate students, and professionals at UCB among other universities. The goal of this, other than professionalization, was to create a greater sense of community at all levels of scholarship. The symposium is entering into its sixth year. 

http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~socsymp/?p=354