I am Assistant Professor, Librarian for Instructional Design and Education at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY). As an educator, I have had the privilege to work with students in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Palestine, and Puebla. I previously held appointments at New York University libraries and the Communication and Political Science Departments at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. I began my career as a science, technology, and special education teacher at the School for Innovation, MS442.
My research focuses on transnational education, history of special education in the United States, Mexican regional music, and, most recently, geospatial methods for bibliographic representation.
I was a Scholarly Communication Fellow at CUNY and have received the Seminar for the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials Conference Attendance Scholarship, Chancellor Felix V. Matos Rodríguez Scholarship (CUNY), Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Vice-Rectory of Research and Postgraduate Studies Diploma in Biocultural Research Methods, AmeriCorps New Teacher Grant as part of the New York City Teaching Fellows, and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Plus Scholarship.
I hold a MLS from CUNY Queens College, a MSEd from CUNY Brooklyn College, and a BA from Bard College.
Born out of a collaboration with the Radio Preservation Task Force, this interactive map showcases books, articles, and archives about Spanish-langauge radio in the United States.
A two-day conference I organized at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla that explored the influence of Norteño music on the identity and economy of the Tehuacán region of Puebla, Mexico.
Created for 4TV Puebla, these shorts profile musicians from Tehuacán, Puebla, Mexico and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on their art and livelihood.
Longtime family recording project.
Recording project with Luis Ramon Castañeda of his compositions about Tehuacán, Mexico.