I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Santa Ana! I received my BA in English at Cal State Fullerton, my MA in Sociology at Cal State Fullerton, my teaching credential at Cal State Fullerton, and my Bilingual Authorization at Cal State Fullerton! Go Titans! Prior to coming to Samueli, I worked at OC Juvenile Hall for 6 years as an ELD instructor where my students taught me the importance of self-advocacy and standing up for what you believe. Therefore, I hope to guide our middle school students to develop a better sense of self and to become empowered!