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.
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.
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.