Originally born in Bolivia, Brian was raised in Sacramento for most of his life. He studied political science and international relations at the University of San Diego and then received his Master of International Affairs degree at UC San Diego.
At UCSD, he served as a teaching assistant lecturing students on Spanish grammar and cultural analyses. This year Brian has shifted his research expertise to education policy, focusing on high school transition initiatives into higher education. His professional experiences have mainly centered on economic development, LGBT, and gender issues throughout Latin America. Brian has worked for the United Nations in Chile and also advised and collaborated with two different bureaus at U.S. Department of State.
Brian’s experience as a researcher has made him an exceptional writer, problem solver, and practitioner of mathematical concepts, specifically in applied statistics. When working with students, he draws from real world experiences making the material relevant. Brian really strives for getting those “ah-ha” moments with students. His approach to success is to reverse-engineer from the big picture down to the initial steps of solving the problem. He is also fluent in French and Spanish, and is proficient in Portuguese.
Brian teaches a wide range of subjects including English composition, algebra, calculus, history, French and Spanish. When Brian isn’t at work, you can find him catching up on current events a local coffeehouse. He is also always planning on ways to get more stamps on his passport.