Reed College, Psychology-Linguistics BA
Loyola Marymount University, Masters in Secondary Education
A quote that inspires me
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X
Hiking, cuddling my cat, spending quality time with family and friends
Who was your favorite teacher and why?
My high school Spanish teacher, Ms. Valenzuela, because she challenged me to be my best self every day and fostered my love of literature.
I think all of my students should read…
The House on Mango Street
What advice or words of wisdom would you offer to students?
Never underestimate the power of a smile–positivity is contagious.
Who is/are your hero(es)?
My parents who left their home and family to provide their children with more opportunities than they had growing up.