I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, spending most of my formative years in Hayward, CA. I was the first in my family to pursue and achieve a four-year college degree: in History, a subject I absolutely love. After coming to the realization that education was a calling, I earned my teaching credential by serving as a resident teacher for Summit Public Schools in San Jose, CA. I followed this up by again teaching for Summit Public Schools, this time at the flagship campus in Redwood City.
In my free time, I enjoy playing online video games, watching horror movies, reading, attending music festivals with family/friends, and trying new foods.