Enrolled in Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction: Texas Tech University: Lubbock, TX
University of Texas—Rio Grande Valley: Edinburg, TX
University of Texas-Pan American: Edinburg, TX
Louisiana State University: Baton Rouge, LA
Mission High School: Mission, TX
Naval School of Health Sciences (U.S. Navy): San Diego, CA
Community College of Philadelphia (U.S. Navy): Philadelphia, PA
Louisiana State University (Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program)
Bachelor of Arts in English (biology minor): UTPA
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (English): UTRGV
Student in the PhD in Curriculum & Instruction program (College of Education, Focus on Language, Diversity, and Literacy): Texas Tech U.
Standard Professional Teaching Certificate: English/Language Arts & Reading (8—12)
English as a Second Language (ESL Supplemental) Certificate
Gemini Ink Writers Conference
Association of Writing Programs (AWP)
Gifted & Talented Training
Texas Library Association
Advanced Placement National Conference (College Board)
La Joya Early College High School faculty since 2018
ENGL 2341: Intro to Forms of Lit (Dual Enrollment course via South Texas College)
McAllen ISD: 8 years
Weslaco ISD: 3 years
Married; three kids.
We have three cats (yikes!) and just lost our doggie after 13 years.
I write poetry and edit books.I also write songs.
I also founded and help organize the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival (last weekend in April, annually.)
I recently gave a TEDx Talk in Dallas: