LitFest Pasadena 2018 Brought Literary Southern California Together in May

I Direct LitFest Pasadena 2018, which was held on May 19-20. Over 3,000 people attended the festival, which featured over 200 authors and speakers in 63 events. One of Southern California’s most diverse literary programs, LitFest Pasadena brought together journalists covering immigration and over-mining, poets from South LA, experts on Octavia Butler’s legacy, leading L.A. […]

Literature for Life Celebrates Its Issue 1 Re-Launch at LitFest Pasadena 2018

Five years ago, Literature for Life launched with seed funding from the University of Southern California. Our first issue was a test featuring outstanding work from primarily Los Angeles based authors. After publishing four more issues and collaborating with educators to refine our curriculum, we revisited Issue 1. Our team has re-edited and written all […]

Citizen Science is Community Service Presentation Available for Viewing

Last year, I had the honor of presenting at the Southern California Citizen Science Symposium for Conservation on thinking about Citizen Science as a community service. For several years, I’ve engaged and mentored high school students in their citizen science volunteer activities and worked with local educators to view citizen science as a service activity. […]