Speechless, a children's picture book project
In October 2020, I self-published a children's picture book with my public speaking coach, Matt Eventoff. Speechless was initially published online for free in English, Spanish, and Portuguese so children from diverse backgrounds could benefit from its empowering message.
Thanks to great demand, we published a paperback version in English and Spanish. All proceeds are dedicated to supplying low-income students with free copies of the book.
BA I Princeton University
Gates Millennium Scholars, Team U,
Speak With Style, Undergraduate Admissions Blog
MA I UCLA
UAW 2865, Mellon Professionalization Initiative, Mellon-EPIC Seminar in Teaching and Excellence
I became a writer at age 13 when I read The Sea-Wolf by Jack London.
I became an educator at age 19 when I began teaching college access lessons through CSLAP, and later teaching high school at age 22.
I became a scholar when I published my first peer-reviewed article in graduate school at age 24.
I became an entrepreneur when I incorporated CSLAP as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit at age 25.
I became a candidate for the Texas State Board of Education at age 28.