Invited Appearances


“Media Literacy for Violence Prevention,” invited presenter to Safe Schools Bullying Prevention Workshop Series, Santa Fe, NM (May 2017).

“Visual Literacy for Educators,” invited speaker to University of Texas El Paso. (April 2017)

“Censorship, Media Literacy, and Resistance,” presenter for a two-webinar series for journalists in Macedonia, sponsored by IREX. (March 2016 and December 2015)

“Media Literacy for Everyday Survival,” facilitated 15 sessions for sixth grade students at Media Arts Collaborative Charter School (MACCS), Albuquerque, NM (January – February 2016)

Panelist – “I See You: #FemmesofColor Visibility in Community, Media and Academia,” with Dulce Garcia, Laura Luna, Vanessa Durand, Alyssa Hernandez, Jo De La Torre, and Dr. Kandace Creel-Falcon for the Allied Media Conference, Detroit Michigan. (June 2015)

Co-presenter with Jessica Lopez Collins, “Media Influences: Media Literacy for Year Eight,” How to Thrive Teacher Training, Stevenage, England (November 2014)  

“Media Literacy as a Primary Tool for Sexual Assault Prevention,” invited trainer for US Army Europe, Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) conference, Wiesbaden, Germany (September 2014)

“Beyond the Frame: Media Literacy for Community Engagement,” invited facilitator and trainer for Hawaii People’s Fund, Honolulu, HI (September 2014)

“Media Literacy, Health Disparities, and Communities of Color,” keynote speaker for Bronx District Public Health Office 10th Annual Health Summit, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (November 2013)

“Media Literacy for Journalists Under Political Strife,” invited speaker to Uganda Journalists Association, sponsored by IREX, Mbale, Uganda (May 2013)

“Girl Tech: Intersections of Media and Reproductive Justice,” keynote speaker at Minnesota State University Moorhead Red River Women’s Studies Conference, Feminism in Action: Perspectives on Gender and Technology, Moorhead, MN (October 2012)

“Behind the Scenes: Constructions of Surveillance in Crime Shows,” keynote speaker at Fourth Annual International Crime, Media & Popular Culture Studies Conference, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana (September 2012)

“Native Representations and Media Access,” for Native Public Media’s first native Journalist training at Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM (May 2012)

Panelist – Screening of Miss Representation with organized discussion following. Event organized by University of New Mexico’s Women’s Resource Center (February 2012)

Guest Lecture – In University of New Mexico Health Policy Class. Presented on media literacy and messaging for advocacy (October 2011)

Co-Trainer with Hakim Bellamy, “Ethics in Journalism” for The Daily Lobo Staff, with support from University of New Mexico Division for Equity and Inclusion (October 2011)

Guest Lecture – In Dr. Doris Fields Intercultural Aspects of Women's Health class at CNM North campus. Presentation, “Basic Media Literacy, Target Marketing, Media Justice” (April 2009)

“Race and Media,” presenter for New Mexico Voices for Children’s Race Matters: Youth Policy Through a Racial Lens conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico (May 2006)

“Latina/o Representation in Mainstream Media,” presenter for Alliance for a Media Literate America, National Media Education Conference, Giving Voice to a Diverse Nation, San Francisco, California (June 2005)

Guest Lecture – In Dr. Elisabeth Gleckler’s Social Marketing class. Topic was media literacy and techniques of persuasion. University of New Orleans, Louisiana (March 2005)

Guest Lecture – In Dr. Elisabeth Gleckler’s Healthy Sexuality class. Topic was gender, race, and class in contemporary advertising. University of New Orleans, Louisiana (March 2005)

“Beyond Hip Hop Hos & Hot Mamas: Women of Color and Media Justice,” presenter for INCITE! National Conference, The Color of Violence III, Stopping the War on Women of Color, New Orleans, Louisiana (March 2005)

Guest Lecture – In Dr. Lena McQuade’s Pop Culture class. Topic was Sarah Jones and the Federal Communications Commission. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (March 2003)

Panelist – Screening of Broken Bottles and Broken Bodies for A Forum on Alcohol, Violence, and Advertisements on Campus, organized by University of New Mexico Women’s Resource Center, Albuquerque (November 2002)