Professional Experience

2014-Current: Consultant & Founder. Tlatoa Consulting

I provide inclusive and innovative learning experiences and consulting services in the area of leadership development, with a focus on intercultural communication and diversity for organizations that work towards transformative social change.

2016-Current: Associate Faculty. Royal Roads University


-TRMN501. Tourism Leadership. School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.
-LEAD516. Concepts and Theories of Leadership in Organizations. MA Leadership. School of Leadership Studies.
-IHMN360. Multicultural Management and Communications. School of Tourism and Hospitality.
-COMM350. Intercultural Communication Across Cultures. BA Professional Communication. School of Communication and Culture.
-GBLD511. Strategic Planning, Decision-Making and Evaluation. MA Global Leadership. School of Leadership Studies.
-GBLD505 Retreat. MA Global Leadership. School of Leadership Studies. (Guest Speaker, Intercultural Communication).

2015. External Programs Coordinator. St. Margaret’s School, Victoria, B.C.

Responsibilities: Coordinated international programs, student exchanges, home stays, and local rental groups; supported international students by developing and facilitating intercultural competency workshops and educational materials, as well as enhancing immigration procedures; developed and implemented assessment strategies; worked in collaboration with various areas to promote student success and global mindedness.

2010-2014: Freelance Facilitator and Consultant, Victoria, B.C. Clients: Spectrum Job Search Society, University of Victoria, Ministry of Education (Guanajuato, Mexico), Royal Roads University, Volunteer Victoria, University of British Columbia.

2014. Associate Faculty. School of Communication. Royal Roads University

2013. Instructor. International Study Centre, Royal Roads University

2013. Student Support Officer, Study Group, Royal Roads University
Responsibilities: Advised and supported international students in matters related to academic success; student conduct; student life; health and wellness; and leadership development. Liaised with instructors and other student services staff at RRU to promote student success.

University of Toronto, St. George Campus

2008-2010 Coordinator, Leadership Development, Office of Student Life
Responsibilities: Coordinated the operation of a university-wide student leadership development program; developed and implemented assessment strategies; organized orientation events; designed and delivered curriculum in partnership with academic units; coordinated ‘train-the-trainer’ programs to develop student life staff and students as leadership educators; developed initiatives that fostered civic responsibility and community involvement as a means of increased student success.

2005-2008 Assistant Coordinator, Leadership Development. Office of Student Affairs
Responsibilities: Developed, implemented, and delivered programs for student leaders, student societies, and recognized campus groups; assisted in the coordination, development and operation of a university-wide student leadership development program; advised student groups on issues related to group processes; designed and implemented leadership workshops with distinct learning outcomes; designed training programs, conferences and workshops to develop personal, organizational and group leadership skills.

2003–2005 Program Assistant. Leadership Development Program, Faculty of Physical Education and Health
Responsibilities: Coordinated the Leadership Education Training Series; designed curriculum on leadership, communication and team-building skills; facilitated the training modules for students at the Faculty; assisted in the development of the Mini-Health School and the Sexual Diversity Project.

Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Leon

2001–2003 Coordinator, Student Development. 
Responsibilities: Coordinated the operation of campus-wide leadership development programs; advised campus groups and student societies; developed and implemented leadership training for students, staff and community organizations; coordinated the Entrepreneurial Fair and developed initiatives that fostered student involvement.

2002–2003: Counsellor.  Tecnológico de Monterrey High School, Campus Leon
2001–2003: Human Development Instructor.  Tecnológico de Monterrey High School, Campus Leon


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