My educational background includes a bachelor's degree in marine biology from UC Santa Cruz. Once I realized that working with children was my true calling in life, I returned to school at California State University, Long Beach to earn my teaching credential. After my first five years of teaching, I decided it was time to go back school. I attended San Diego State and earned a master's degree in Language Arts and a Reading Specialist Credential.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and sons, Anthony and Emilio.