My name is Angelica and I am an educator with over 28 years of teaching experience that spans from Kindergarten to older adults.  My expertise lies in making complex and technical information more easily understood and accessible to everyone.  For that matter, I primarily focus on mathematics and writing, as well as the sciences and languages, particularly English.  I have taught in California and New York as well as abroad in Mexico and Japan.  I teach individuals as well as small groups.  Of course, I am quite comfortable teaching to larger groups as well.  Although I was born in San Francisco, I grew up in the East Bay.  However, I have attended schools all over California: San Francisco, Berkeley, Alameda, Oakland, Pleasant Hill, Hayward, Fremont, Belmont, San Mateo, Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Saratoga, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Davis, Sacramento, Monterey, Irvine, Riverside and Sand Diego.  


M.S. Instructional Design & Technology, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), anticipated 2018

M.A. Applied Linguistics/Teaching English to Speakers of other languages, Teachers College/Columbia University, New York City, 2013

Professional Certificate in Copy & editing, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), 2010

BCLAD in Spanish, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2004 (via San Diego State University in 2003)

Preliminary CLAD Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2001 (via New College of

California from 1996-1997)

Health & Safety Instructor Certification, American Red Cross, Santa Clara Valley Chapter, 2002

B.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), 1995 (completed)/2001 (received)


Current Employer:  Stanford University, Tri City Aikido (Martial arts instructor)

Past Employment

Foothill College, Adjunct Professor

September 2013 – December 2016 (12 hours per week)


Overfelt Adult Center, ESL Instructor

September 2013 – December 2016 (15 hours per week)


Teachers College, Assistant Manager (Hospitality)

June 2012 – December 2012 (25-30 hours per week)


Borough of Manhattan Community College, Instructional Assistant

August 2011 – August 2012 (15 hours per week)



May 2009 – June 2011 (30 hours per week)

I offered insight and recommendations to increase workflow and improve morale in different educational and business establishments.

Mad Science of the Bay Area, I.T. Support and Marketing Manager

October 2008 – April 2009 (40 hours per week)

I managed the company web site and computer network daily. In this, I made sure all web pages and links were updated as well as making

sure that communication with the server was sound among all office computers. I handled any and all software and security issues. I

ensured compatibility between the office and corporate network. I introduced the viability of social media for marketing purposes. I created

ads for both print and electronic publications. I also performed in-house translation and interpretation in Spanish.

Various Agencies, Temporary Work

Belle Haven School, Grade 8 Math and English Language Development Teacher

August 2005 – June 2006 (80 hours per week)

Mad Science of the Bay Area, Instructor, Sales Rep, and Event Coordinator

January 2001 – July 2005 (40 hours per week)

I coordinated and executed delivery of in-class and after school science enrichment programs to children in Grades K-6 at public and private

elementary schools. I created and maintained harmonious relations with school staff and parents. Furthermore, I increased company

revenue by zealously promoting and selling enrichment and other educational services offered by the company.


Comfortable on either Macintosh or PC platforms; familiar with older as well as the latest Windows operating systems;

Highly adept at Microsoft Applications and Adobe Creative Suite, Quick Books, File Maker; ACT software;

Experience with Web Design and Network Maintenance & Security



De Anza College, Phi Theta Kappa, 2008

Foothill College, Outstanding Achievement in Japanese, 2006

Foothill College, Dean’s List, 2004-2008


Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Assistant Researcher, Pharmacology & Molecular Phylogeny, 1995

UCSC, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Research Assistant, Aquatic Toxicology, 1994

M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Department of Toxicology, Summer Research Intern, 1993

UCSC, Department of Earth & Marine Sciences, Research Assistant, 1992


A Molecular Genetic Study on the Bioactive Secondary Metabolites in Sponges, Bermuda Biological Station for Research, 1995

The Bus Ride, Short fiction published in a UCSC Student Journal, 1994

Purification of DNA Oligonucleotides, MIT Summer Research Program, 1993


The Interfaith Circle, Interfaith Minister, 2017-present

KFJC Radio (89.7 FM in Los Altos Hills &, Staff Volunteer and DJ, 2015-present

Wadaiko Newark Taiko, Taiko Drummer, 2011-present

San Francisco City Guides, Volunteer, 2009-present

EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Tutor for nannies in Castro Valley, 2008-2010

ECC, Kosho Kaikan Kyoto, English class for 5th and 6th graders in Japan, 2007

Tri City Aikido, Instructor, 2006-present

Tri City Aikido, Instructor for the Children’s Classes, 2004-2009

San Diego State University, Science Teacher for Urban & Rural Students in Queretaro and Amealco, Mexico, 2003

Feline Sitter and Nanny, 2002-present

Tri City Aikido, Teaching Assistant in Children’s Classes, 2002-2009

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Staff Secretary, 2002-2003

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Volunteer & Staff Officer, 2001-2006

Alternative Press Exposition, Staff Volunteer, 2000-2005

Garden Curator & Caterer, 1999-present

La Pena Cultural Center, Event Volunteer and Sound Tech Assistant, 1996-2000

NAUI Advanced SCUBA Diver (Open Water II), 1997-present

NAUI SCUBA Diver (Open Water I), 1995-present

Programa para Las Ninas, Outreach Assistant, 1995

KZSC Radio (88.1 FM in Santa Cruz), Development Assistant, 1992-1994

KZSC Radio (88.1 FM in Santa Cruz), Staff Volunteer and DJ, 1991-1995

UCSC Student Services, Activity Coordinator & Workshop, Student Affirmative Action/Educational Opportunity Program, 1991-1993

San Francisco Zoo, Volunteer in The Children’s Zoo, 1990-1991