Isabel Garcia-Gonzales, MFA Isabel Garcia-Gonzales

Interdisciplinary Studies
School of Undergraduate Studies

MFA, Mills College

BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Isabel Garcia-Gonzales, MFA, is a writer and educator.  Since 2010, Isabel has taught writing electives and Interdisciplinary Studies core courses in CIIS’s Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program.  Prior to that, she taught English composition and literature at Berkeley City College and worked at the Writing Center at Mills College.  She also has been a public elementary school teacher and a youth educator at Bay Area nonprofit social justice organizations.  Isabel earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with a fiction concentration from Mills College; graduated from the Teacher Education Program at New College of California (Multiple Subject, CLAD-emphasis); and received a BA in Sociology and Women’s Studies with a concentration in Ethnic Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She is an alum of the VONA/Voices Writing Workshops, was a writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook, a finalist for the Poets and Writers’ 2013 California Writers Exchange Award, and a 2014 Work-Study Scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.  Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in publications such as Our Own Voice: Filipinos in the Diaspora, The Womanist: A Women of Color Journal, and Kuwento: lost things, an anthology of new Philippine myths.  She is currently working on a novel while raising three young children.

Along with Undergraduate Studies core faculty member Alec MacLeod, Isabel is excited to be a founding faculty member of CIIS’s new Integral Teaching Fellowship (ITF) Program, which aims to prepare graduate students for teaching at the college level, with a focus on integral education, critical pedagogy, and liberatory teaching methods. 

Bachelor's Degree Completion Program Faculty

Sara Maria Acevedo Sara Maria Acevedo
Adjunct Instructor, School of Undergraduate Studies
MA, Temple University ,
BA, Universidad de Salamanca,
David Belden David Belden
Adjunct Lecturer,
D Phil, University of Oxford ,
BA, Oxford University,
Mordecai Cohen Ettinger Mordecai Cohen Ettinger
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
MA, New College of California ,
BA, McGill University,
Axil Cricchio Axil Cricchio
Adjunct Lecturer,
MA, BA, California State University, Monterey Bay,
Michelle Eng Michelle Eng
Dean, Continuing Studies
Monique LeSarre Monique LeSarre
Adjunct Lecturer,
Adjunct Lecturer, Transformative Inquiry Department
PsyD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Isabel Garcia-Gonzales Isabel Garcia-Gonzales
MFA, Mills College,
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Marisa Handler
Adjunct Lecturer,
MFA, University of Iowa,
BA, University of California, Berkeley,
Yue Ming Huang
Program Coordinator, Bachelor's Degree Completion Program
Kathy Littles Kathy Littles
PhD, University of California, Davis,
Claudia Lodia Claudia Lodia
Adjunct Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies
Kai Lundgren-Williams Kai Lundgren-Williams
Adjunct Senior Lecturer ,
Adjunct Senior Lecturer , Interdisciplinary Studies
PhD, Binghamton University ,
Alec MacLeod Alec MacLeod
MFA, Stanford University,
BA, Hampshire College,
Charlotte María Sáenz Charlotte María Sáenz
Senior Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
EdM, Harvard University,
Jessa Brie Moreno Jessa Brie Moreno
Adjunct Lecturer,
MFA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Amanda Morrison Amanda Morrison
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
BA, San Jose State University,
Sandra M. Pacheco Sandra M. Pacheco
Associate Professor,
PhD, MS, University of California, Santa Cruz,
BA, California State University, Los Angeles,
Brynn Saito Brynn Saito
Adjunct Lecturer,
Sara Salazar Sara Salazar
Adjunct Lecturer, Women's Spirituality
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Sonya Shah Sonya Shah
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies
MFA, Art Institute of Chicago,
BA, Brown University,
Jesus Solorio Jesus Solorio
Adjunct Lecturer , School of Undergraduate Studies
BA, MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Nick Walker Nick Walker
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
BA, MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Kerri Welch Kerri Welch
Adjunct Lecturer, Integrative Health Studies
Adjunct Lecturer, Philosophy and Religion Department
PhD, MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Zara Zimbardo Zara Zimbardo
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Consciousness and Transformation
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,

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