Community Collaborations

Scholar Teacher, Eon Youth Lounge
Tucson, Arizona, December 2011–May 2013

As a teacher and action researcher, collaborate with youth at Eon Youth Lounge, a drop-in space for queer-identified youth. Worked with local social justice youth educator Sarah Gonzales to plan and run multimodal workshops designed to help Eon youth create Queer Monologues, a community performance that was successfully produced in April 2012.

Scholar Teacher, Third Annual Eon Youth Lounge Statewide Youth Leadership Retreat
Tucson, Arizona, June 2011

Participated in a three-day retreat designed to help queer and allied youth foster leadership, mindfulness, and communication skills while building community. Helped faciliate a movement and writing workshop on the school-to-prison pipeline and queer youth.

Scholar Teacher, Nuestra Voz Third Annual Youth. Art. Activism. Summer Camp
Tucson, Arizona, June 2011

As a teacher and action researcher, helped plan and run a weeklong day camp where youth participated in multimedia workshops and created social justice marketing videos and performances for circulation through local media.

Mentor, VOICES Community Stories Past and Present
Tucson, Arizona, September 2009

As a community mentor, volunteered with VOICES, a non-profit, community organization where youth learn about journalism, photography, and creative writing while working toward publication in local media outlets. Worked with youth writers as they developed and published feature stories.