ABOUT US

Community Based Literacies (CBL) is an interdisciplinary, multicultural, and multilingual community of university students, staff, and faculty who position themselves as co-thinkers, co-researchers, co-designers, and co-creators with local youth and educators.

CBL programs invite members to explore, envision, and collaborate on a variety of literacy-driven topics and issues, particularly those relevant to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) within the context of environmental sustainability. The philosophy of CBL pedagogy foregrounds collaboration, support, and emotional connections among all members. As such, CBL has no hierarchy and actively stretches the boundaries of traditional notions of learning that integrates critical sociocultural issues for equity and social justice. 

CBL Team

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Fatima Andrade Martinez

Lead CBL Coordinator

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Diana J. Arya

Principal Investigator and Faculty Research Director 

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Denice Barba-Medina

CBL instructional coordinator 

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Betsy

Brenner

co-Principal Investigator

for LEAFY Project

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John
Cano

CBL UC Links Affiliate

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Huay Chen-Wu

Assistant CBL Coordinator

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Dorothy

Chun

co-Principal Investigator, Virtual Reality Project

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Devon Christman

Coordinator of the Curie-osity Project

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John Galisky

CBL Text Content editor

Sarah Hirsch

co-Principal Investigator and Director of Writing for Curie-osity Project 

Faith 

Hyun

International Partner 
Saint Paul Preparatory School

Honeiah Karimi

CBL Linguistic Specialist and Program Task Designer for Virtual Reality Project

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Daniel Katz

CBL Measurement Specialist and Analyst

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Ali

Muller

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Somer Levine

CBL Assessment  PD Coordinator

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Luis Narvaez

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Valerie Meier

Professional Development Coordinator

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Jasmine Nation

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Rachelle Mottus

CBL

Arts coordinator

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Ryoko
Oono

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CBL Lead Administrative Coordinator

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Co-Founder of the

 Curie-osity Project

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Assistant Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology (EEMB).


Program Consultant for LEAFY and Curie-osity Project

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Klarissa Olivarez

CBL Social Media Assistant Coordinator

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Dogukan
Ozgen 

CBL Technology Specialist and Coordinator

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Estefania
Pihen

Social media coordinator & Co-coordinator of the

LEAFY Project

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David 
Sanosa

Lead Program Designer, Virtual Reality Project

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CBL Assessment Coordinator

Sabiha
Sultana

CBL Program Affiliate

Robert

Speiser

Scott

Simon

Matthew Shackley

Co-Coordinator of the LEAFY Project

Assistant Teaching Professor, Computer Science.

Consultant for the Virtual Reality Project.

Richert 

Wang