I grew up in nearby Silverado Canyon and graduated from El Modena High School in Orange. I graduated from California Polytechnic University, Pomona with a B.A. in Hotel and Restaurant Management, with a minor in Business. When my children were younger, I took a few years away from my career and began volunteering at their school, where I fell in love with working with the children in their classrooms. I returned to college in 2015 and earned my Education Specialist credential. I am thrilled to be a part of Samueli Academy, supporting students in their success.