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Another LA Marathon Pre-Race Successfully Completed with My Mentee for the Blind Children’s Center

Saturday, February 13, 2016 | Los Angeles, CA – Another successful Los Angeles Marathon pre-race in the books with my mentee Karen Arcos to raise awareness and resources for the Blind Children’s Center. I’m so very proud of Karen, as this year marks her 18th consecutive race during LA Marathon weekend. To make this occasion even …

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International Association of Fire Fighters Human Relations Conference Presentation

January 20 – 21, 2016 | Lake Buena Vista, FL – For the past year, I have been working diligently on an in-depth, independently conducted case study regarding diversity inclusion/exclusion and recruitment/retention efforts among the fire services. In January, I will be giving two 4-hour presentations at the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Ernest A. “Buddy” Mass Human Relations Conference …

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San Diego Run for the Hungry

November 26, 2015 | San Diego, CA – For the past several years, it has been a bit of a tradition to run a charity race on Thanksgiving morning in order to raise awareness and donate toward a much-needed cause. This year I participated in the San Diego Run for the Hungry, which was founded in 2002, …

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Fall Into Literacy Book Festival Book Signing

Saturday, October 10, 2015 | Wilmington, CA – I was delighted to be invited to participate at this year’s 5th Annual Fall Into Literacy Book Festival, held in the city of Wilmington, sponsored by United Way. I had the honor of signing my book, Am I Half Giraffe: A Multilingual Book for Children, at the East West Discovery Press* booth for the hundreds of families within …

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Another Successful McNair/Gateway Research Scholars Summer Institute

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA – For several years I have helped to coordinate and instruct the McNair/Gateway Research Scholars Summer Institute at the University of Southern California. This year’s institute has proven to be yet another successful summer, with the deserving credit going to my wonderful group of young scholars who met all of the wonderful challenges I threw their …