I was born and raised in the South Bay area of Southern California. As a child, I was involved in 4H, took equestrian lessons, dance classes and volunteered working with senior citizens and with pre-school children at the YMCA. As a young adult, I attended Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance. Throughout high-school; I was on student leadership, volunteered time at local elementary schools and I was on the cheerleading team. I’ve had many inspirational teachers and mentors that inspired me to become a teacher. I graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelors degree in Speech and Communication Studies; emphasis in Political Communication. After college, I was an event planner and worked for non-profit organizations like the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and also volunteered for the American Cancer Society. After a while, I found my way back to school to become an elementary school teacher. I earned a multiple subject credential from National University and began teaching with Redondo Beach Unified in 2007. I’ve taught kindergarten, first, second and third grades. I’ve been married for over fourteen years and have two boys; ages six and nine, that are in the Redondo school district. I love teaching and living in my local community where I’m able to be of service through a rewarding profession.