I teach 12th Grade Government and Economics, and 11th Grade US History at the Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy in Oakland, California and I am also a Marine Corps Reserve Staff Sergeant serving as a Combat Instructor at Camp Pendleton, California. I joined the Marine Corps in 2007 just a few months into my collegiate experience at UC Santa Barbara. The Marine Corps took me all over the world; from Iraq to Indonesia and from Slovenia to South Korea. In 2014 I graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in History and received my Secondary Social Science Teaching Credential from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2016. In my free time I enjoy reading the classics, sailing the high seas and line dancing.