I was born and raised in Orange County and moved to Missouri after high school to finish college and to be closer to my mom. While there, I attended Missouri Southern State University and Central Missouri State University where I earned a BA in Spanish and received my Spanish K-12 teaching credentials. I also attended Pittsburg State University in Kansas, where I received my credentials to teach English as a Second Language and in 2015, earned my Master of Science degree in Education. This will be my 22nd year of teaching. I am so excited to be back in California and to be part of the Samueli staff!