I was raised in the Hollywood Hills. My father was a doctor and my mother was a nurse and later became a psychologist. I attended an all-girls Catholic middle and high school. I had a variety of jobs throughout college but primarily, I worked as a waitress. I attended UCLA and received a BA in English. After graduation, I worked for Dr. Robert Jastrow, a renowned astronomer and physicist at Mount Wilson Institute, which ran the Mount Wilson Observatory. Later I worked in nonprofit at the Boy Scouts of America as a Finance Secretary. I’ve worked for a City Councilman as an Administrative Assistant, and in Marketing at City of Hope. I coordinated and managed professional golf tournaments and all aspects of event planning, marketing and fundraising. I attended California State University Northridge and received a Credential in Education. I taught at the middle school that I had attended as a child. I taught 6th grade for eight years. I also worked to get my MA in English from CSUN. I moved to San Diego and received a Paralegal Certificate from USD and then interned at Scripps. I worked as a Medical Staff Coordinator for two years. I really missed teaching so I pursued a position at St. Rita’s School. All my previous experiences have really helped me as a teacher, especially in building curriculum that is based on what students can expect in the real world.