Where Olga's Been


International Storytelling Center Residency, Jonesborough, TN
Institute of Texan Culture, San Antonio, TX
Feast of stories, San Francisco, CA
Lodi Library Fundraiser
Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Muckenthaler Center Foundation. Filmore, CA
Julia Morgan Theater, Berkeley, CA
Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
San Jose Museum, San Jose
Middle Boca Raton, FL
Cleveland Metro parks Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration
World City performance, Music Center Davis Hall, Disney Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Milpitas Unified, Milpitas, CA
Heritage School Tulare
San Francisco Community College District, San Francisco, CA
Indian Education Program, Hoopa, Hoopa, CA
Friend of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, CA
Oakland Children's Fairyland, family stories, CA
Gene Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA
Biblioteca Latino America, San Jose, CA
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Evergreen College. San Jose, CA
The Ink People Center for the Arts, Eureka, CA
Day of the Dead Show, Mesa Museum, Mesa, AZ
Saratoga High School Saratoga, CA
Yerba Buena Arts & Events, San Francisco, CA
Arts Connect in Lincoln, Nebraska
Great Leap, Incorporated.com
Sacramento Library, Sacramento, CA
San Luis Obispo University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Oakland Museum , Oakland, CA
Lulac Retreat, UFW Headquarters, La Paz, Keene, CA
The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA
Design for Learning, UCLA, CA
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA
MACLA, San Jose Center for Latino Arts, CA
Yerba Buena Art Center, San Francisco, CA
Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Chandler Community College, Chandler, AZ
San Diego University, San Diego, CA
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
California Association for Bilingual Education, CA
BE, San Jose, CA
Portland University, Portland, OR
First Unitarian Church Conference, Nashville, TN
De Alberston College of Idaho, Boise, ID
American School of Tampico, Tampico, MX
South Mountain Community College, Tempe, AZ
Florida Atlantic University School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton and Davie campuses, and at Boca Raton, FL

July, 1994, 97-2007
Yajalone Mission, Chiapas, Mexico

August, 1994
Barra de Navidad, Mexico

On the Roster of:
The Los Angeles Music Center-Education Division
Cultural Center of Santa Cruz, Spectra
Children's Creative Project, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, CA

Teaching Experience
3 years, 4th grade teacher, one year 4/5th combination,
5 years, co-founded and taught at Alternative School, Equinox School k-8
5 years, substitute teacher k-l2
3 years, Foothill High School, Family Learning Center, Teen Panel

Arts Connect (working with at-risk students)—Group Homes: Blue Ridge, Harmon, Advent Boys, Mt. View, CA., Osborne Juvenile Hall Napa High School, Napa, CA, Osborne School
Arts Connect first five 2006-2010 doing residences in pre-schools, ages 4 and 5
Mexican Heritage Corporation, 4 residencies
Santa Clara Headstart Program, (parents and teachers)
San Jose Snake River Learning Academy, Nampa, ID
California Arts Council grant (3 years) 86-89
Yo Puedo Program, migrant Ed UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA
Ukiah Library Literacy Program, Ukiah, CA ACSO,
Two-week migrant Education residency, Medford, OR
Orange County Performing Arts Center, Gates Elementary, Costa Mesa, CA
Wellspring Renewal Center, Boonville, CA
Shasta North State Reading Conference, Redding, CA
Two-week residency, Southern Oregon, Arts Council, Medford, OR
Three-week residency, Ashland, OR
MACLA Residencies, San Jose, CA
Marshall Elementary School, San Francisco, CA
Glendale School District, Glendale, AZ,
Brownell Middle School, Gilroy, CA
Anderson Valley Elementary, San Jose, CA


2009 Scary Stories, “Evita”, August House
2007 part of a collection essay Telling Bilingually, Tell the World, Storytelling Across Language Barriers, Libraries Unlimited
2006 three video/books (Left Out, Growing Up in East Los Angeles, The Ghost House, SEL
2001 More Tales from Around the World, August House – “The Belly Button Monster”


1997 Momentos Mágicos, Magic Moments, a collection of 15 stories from Latin American published in English and Spanish by August House. 1998 Aesop Accolade, 1998 Americas Award Honorable Mention, 1999 International Reading Association Young Adult Choice


2001-2009 Grant recipient to work in Osborn Juvenile Hall
2006-2009 Grant recipient to work in 2 pre-schools
1997 Chosen for Teatro Visiòn's New Works Festival -playwright
1997 California Council for the Humanities for California
1986-89 California Arts Council Storytelling program chosen model program, 88/89
1993, 1996, 1998 Chosen to present at National Storytelling Conference
2000, 2002 Association Conference
1993 and 2003 Featured Teller, National Storytelling Festival, Jonesboro, TN


Thailand Storytelling Festival
National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, TN
Mariposa Storytelling Festival, Mariposa, CA
Berkwood Storytelling Festival, Berekely,
Vernal Utah's Storytelling Festival,
Eugene's Multi-Cultural Storytelling Festival
Orcas Storytelling festival, Orcas Island,
Weber University, Ogden, Utah
Ashland University Once Upon a Storytelling Festival Ashland, OR
Just stories Storytelling Festival, Northbrook Illinois, IL
South Mountain Community College Storytelling Festival, Phoenix
Spurlock Museum, Urbana, IL
Going Deep the Long Traditional Story Festival, Ohio
Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival, CA
10th Annual Summer Solstice folk music, dance, and storytelling Festival, Calabasas, CA
Bakersfield Author's Festival, Bakersfield, CA
The Border Book Festival, Las Cruces, NM
The Institute of Texan Culture, San Antonio, TX
Mexican Heritage Corporation, San Jose, CA
Arte Americas, Fresno, CA
UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum Los Angeles, CA
Mexican Museum of Fine Arts, Chicago, IL
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Sierra Storytelling Festival,


Palm Beach County Public Schools, FL
CABE Conference
Raising a Reader, a supporting org of Peninsula Community, San Mateo, CA
Bakersfield School District, California Early Childhood Mentor Program, Redding, California
Coachella Pre School Organization, Palm Springs, CA

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