Professors conduct research, they teach, and they serve. My service record is extraordinarily robust and shows me to be a responsible departmental citizen dedicated to the growth of my field on a national stage.

UCLA English Department

Director of Professionalization, 2016 to Present

Member, Executive Committee, 2016 to 2017

Member and chair, Mellon Funded Initiative to Develop Professionalization Programs for PhD Students, 2015 to 2016

Member and chair, Mellon Funded Initiative to Develop English 100: Ways of Reading Race, 2014 to 2015

Member, Mellon Funded Initiative to Revise the Gateway Survey, 2012 to 2013

Member, English Reading Room Committee, 2010 to 2013

Member, Graduate Committee, 2009 to 2012

UCLA Campus

Member, AMIGA Steering Committee (Alliance for Multi-Campus Inclusive Graduate Admissions) for the Graduate Division, 2018 to present

Member, Arts and Humanities General Education Requirement AdHoc review committee, 2017-2018

Member, EPIC Steering Committee (Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms) for the Humanities Division, 2016-2017

Member, UCLA Diversity Initiative Steering Committee, 2015 to 2018

Member, UCLA Academic Advancement Program Faculty Advisory Committee, 2015 to present

Member, Diversity Taskforce, UCLA Humanities Division, 2014 to present

Member, Faculty Salary Equity Study Taskforce, 2015 to 2016

Member, Executive Board of the Academic Senate, 2015 to 2016

Member and chair, UCLA Academic Senate Committee on Diversity on Equal Opportunity, 2013 to 2016; Chair 2014 to 2015

Member, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Faculty Advisory Committee, 2006 – present


UCLA Faculty Liaison, Imagining America National Consortium, 2019 to present

Vice President, Latino Studies Association, 2017 to 2019

Member and chair, Modern Language Association Book Prize Committee for Chicana/o and Latina/o Literary and Cultural Studies, 2016 to present; Chair 2017 to present

Member and co-chair, Latino Studies Association’s Biennial Conference Program Committee, 2015 to 2016

Member and chair, Modern Language Association’s Division Executive Committee on Chicana/o Literature, 2009 to 2014; Chair 2013 to 2014

Member and chair, Modern Language Association’s Committee on the Literature of the People of Color of the United States and Canada, 2007 to 2010; Chair 2009 to 2010