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, …

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 …

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 …

20% of All Book Proceeds in June and July Donated to Charity for Juvenile Arthritis

June – July 2015 | Global – SPECIAL NEWS ALERT… I’m happy to announce that my book, Am I Half Giraffe?: A Multilingual Book for Children (@amihalfgiraffe/#amihalfgiraffe), the first book written in 5 complete languages, 1 book, 1 heartfelt story–is doing its part by donating 20% of all children’s book proceeds for the months of June and July to help …

Hope for Firefighters Charity Event and Supporting LAFD’s Mission and Goals

Thursday, June 4, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA – The 18th Annual “Hope for Firefighters” Event benefiting the Los Angeles Fire Department Widows and Orphans and Disabled Fireman’s Fund, coveted as the “largest firefighter event of its kind in the nation” was held this past Thursday in downtown Los Angeles on Hope Street. It was my first visit to the event, and this …