• Mentoring & the Language of Cancer

    Both research and practice wise I am interested in mentoring and its implications for student success. I also study the language of cancer - that is, the ways in which we talk about cancer (or not) and how that impacts various patient outcomes, medical professionals-patient interactions, and various family dynamics.


    Online undergraduate students' perceptions of e-mentoring

    This project examines what individual characteristics may influence online undergraduate students’ perceptions of e-mentoring and their engagement in e-mentoring opportunities and relationships.

    Mentoring online students during the COVID-19 pandemic

    This project examines how mentoring relationships changed during the COVID-19 pandemic for online undergraduate students and looks at various factors that might have influenced that.


    The language of cancer

    This project aims to examine how do we talk (or not) about cancer and what does that mean for various domains such as cancer risk communications, or doctor-patient communication.

  • academic work - Talks and poster presentations

    A small collection of talks and posters

    E-mentoring College Students: Combining Scientific Mentoring With Professional Development Sessions For Student Success

    Presentation PDF DOWNLOAD

    During Summer 2020, we have developed a new mentoring program in the Cooperation and Conflict Lab at ASU. This program combines scientific mentoring with professional development sessions and 1:1 mentoring meetings with undergraduate students. This poster briefly describes the program and it has been presented at the NASPA Western Regional Conference, November 2020.


    Mentoring in the Apocalypse: Using Technology as a Tool for Mentoring College Students

    Watch the short talk here

    This is a 90-second talk presented at the 2nd Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Meeting in October 2020. Here, I briefly touch on the importance of mentoring for college students and suggest potential platforms for mentoring engagement.


    A small collection of papers written during my graduate studies

    Examining e-mentoring: Factors That Influence Online Undergraduate Students'
    Perceptions of E-Mentoring

    This paper represents a part of my dissertation work. Here we find that digital competence and goal orientation are significant predictors of students' perceptions of e-mentoring.

    The ACE Scholars Program: An Integrative Approach to Undergraduate Research Training

    In this paper, we introduce the ACE Scholars Program, discussing the theory behind it (project and team-based learning), as well as program evaluation and students' statements of impact.

    Mentoring: A Brief Analysis of Functionalism, Critical Race Theory, and Feminist Based Approaches

    Written during my first semester of doctoral studies for the Sociological Foundations of Education class, this paper is a brief review of the existing literature on mentoring through the lens of functionalism, critical race theory, and feminist theory.  

    Adult Education in Prison

    I wrote this paper for the Adult Learners class, where we were given the liberty of choosing a topic pertinent to adult education and expanding on it. I decided to write about adult education in prison because I consider it to be a very important yet overlooked topic. Given the fact that the United States has one of the highest rates of incarceration in the world, one might wonder what does it happen with the inmates once they go behind bars? Are they given the opportunity to correct their past actions and behaviors? Are they prepared to re-integrate in their communities upon release? Education seems like an obvious vehicle of change, yet not many inmates get to benefit from it.

    Students’ Learning Assessment and Course Evaluations

    I wrote this paper for the Professional Development class, where we were required to reflect on the assessment of students’ learning. In this essay, I define assessment, I provide context for the different types of assessment, and I analyze a case study of assessment through the use of course evaluations at Northern Arizona University.

    At-risk College Students

    I wrote this paper for the Access and Opportunity in Higher Education class.
    The 6-year graduation rates in the USA are staggering: only 59% of students attending public institutions graduate within this time frame, and things are not much different for students attending private institutions (National Center for Education Statistics, 2018). This paper examines the characteristics of at-risk college students and the factors that might influence graduation rates.

  • academic work - media projects

    A small collection of media projects created during my M.Ed studies

    EDU 630 - Who Are Your Students?

    Course proposal DOWNLOAD & Syllabus DOWNLOAD

    For my final project in the College Teaching class, I have developed a graduate course proposal. The proposed course is titled "Special Topics in Education: Who Are Your Students?" You can download the course proposal and the syllabus by clicking on the download buttons above.


    Hunger and Homelessness in College

    Infographic DOWNLOAD

    While learning about Higher Education in the U.S., I created an infographic on hunger and homelessness among college students. This is a wide-spread issue across the country's college population and it finally starts to get some traction and attention. My inspiration and major source of information for this project was Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab and her HOPE Center. Learn more about the center and their work here.