Graduated from Cal State Long Beach with B.S in Criminal Justice, with hopes of pursuing a career in Probation or in the Juvenile halls. I began my career in human services/social services 18 years ago working in a Residential facility with neglected and abused youth ages 6-13 years old that changed my focus. I am proud to have shared much time and many resources with at-promise families, youth and young adults within the Orange County/Riverside Communities in many different programs and truly have a passion for helping others who struggle finding success. Moving over from the Orangewood Foundation in 2014, working with foster youth and the Independent Living Program, I bring my passion, knowledge, resources and experience of working with the at-promise, foster youth population and being a support to moving students forward in their academics, emotional well being and in their lives. I am currently completing my Master’s Degree in Human Services, with an emphasis on Multidisciplinary structures. I am excited to be on campus as the Student Success Coordinator for my 6th year here at Samueli Academy and look forward to supporting and motivating students to be the best they can be as well as supporting caregivers, foster parents and other supports the youth may have.