Bachelor’s of Science, Chemistry
Master’s of Arts, Math and Science Teaching
Awards and Recognitions
A quote that inspires me
““Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”
― Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa”
Who was your favorite teacher and why?
My favorite teacher in high school was Mr. Kaufman. He was my calculus teacher, but taught me more than just math. He taught me the value and payoff of hard work and perseverance. His class was vital in my advancement in a STEM major and I will forever be grateful to him for that.
I think all of my students should read…
The Barbarian Way by Erwin McManis
What advice or words of wisdom would you offer to students?
Hard work and dedication go a long way.
Who is/are your hero(es)?
I was born and raised in East Los Angeles by a single, immigrant, non- English speaking parent who worked long hours to provide me with something to eat. For that reason, she is my hero!