Freelance Writing



  • Associated Students of San José State University, César Chavez Community Action Center, Dec. 2005–Jan. 2006: mission and vision statements, brochure, board recruitment and sponsorship letters, pledge card
  • Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA), 2003–2005: fundraising literature
  • Teatro Visión de San José, 2002–2003: subscription and promotional brochures
  • Mexican American Community Service Agency, San Jose, 2001: annual report
  • Kaisahan of San Jose Dance Company, 2001: performance description, organizational bio and press release
  • City of San Jose, Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), 2000: San Jose Arts Incubator program brochure


Grant writing:

  • City of San Jose, OCA, Festival, Parade and Celebration grants, 2008 and 2009, Luna Park Chalk Art Festival
  • MACLA, 2003–2005: Packard Foundation, Valley Foundation, Union Bank, Wells Fargo, Stella B. Gross Charitable Trust, Adobe
  • San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Spring 2005: Farrington Family Foundation, Bayer Foundation
  • Teatro Visión de San José, 2002–2003: Packard Foundation, AMR/American Airlines Foundation, Bank of America
  • Los Lupeños de San José, 2003: NEA grant; 2004: City of San Jose OCA operating grant
  • The Collaboratory/San José (founding board member), 1998: City of San Jose Public Art program, $10,000 project grant


Art writing:

  • ARTSHIFT/San Jose, 2008–2010: Contributing board member
  • Metro, 1992–2000: art reviews, profiles and feature articles
    • The Museum of California Magazine, Oakland Museum Vol. 23, No. 4,    Fall 1999, Second Impressions


Legal Writing

Deputy Legislative Counsel: California State Legislative Counsel Bureau, Sacramento, 1981–1985: Education and school finance legislation, legal opinions, analyses, and legislative histories


Legal writer/intern: California Lawyers for the Arts (then called Bay Area Lawyers for the Arts), San Francisco, 1980:

  • Wrote manuscript on contracts for nonlegal audience
  • Ran speakers’ bureau and educational programs


Research and writing tutor: Boalt Hall School of Law, UC–Berkeley, 1980: Moot Court competition advisor and tutor



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