Francisco brings a decade of extensive teaching experience in higher education. Francisco personally taught the first pilot program for Samaschool and now works to further refine the SamaUSA curriculum to best serve student learning outcomes. In addition, Francisco is responsible for training and supporting instructors at all Samaschool locations. Francisco began his career in higher education as a doctoral student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His experience has focused on curriculum development, producing multimedia content, and crafting learning tools with learning experience design in mind. He has taught at UC Berkeley, Santa Barbara Community College, UC Santa Barbara, and Cal State University Los Angeles. Francisco completes his Ph.D. in the summer of 2015.