Office Location: SEC-340C
Brian joins Mission College with experience in both the sciences and programming within higher education. He received his B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from UC Irvine and his M.Ed in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. While at UC Irvine, Brian conducted multiple research studies within marine biology including studies on shark jaw morphology and sensory systems in comb jellies.
Brian decided to pursue a career in education because he is passionate about the student experience within the sciences and has a strong desire to help students reach their goals within HSI-STEM.
Before arriving at Mission College, Brian worked as an Academic Advisor at Loyola University Chicago and most recently, the University of Illinois, Chicago. He provided academic advising for 1st and 2nd-year students, coordinated articulation processes, taught first-year seminar courses, supervised peer advisors, and worked with STEM faculty to help coordinate summer programs. Along with this, Brian brings a wealth of experience and excitement to science education and seeks to utilize the strong culture at Mission College to increase student success for the entire campus community.
M.Ed in Higher Education – Loyola University Chicago
B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – UC Irvine
Brian is a native of Northern California, originally from Manteca, CA. His interests primarily surround being outdoors (i.e. long distance bike riding, hiking, SCUBA diving) and international travel. Since returning to the California sunshine, he can often be found on local bike trails, hiking, or on the beach.
“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life