I was born and raised in Orange County, California, but I recently moved to San Jose and joined the Santee team in 2018. My passion for teaching sparked while I was a Peace Corps volunteer living in Paraguay, South America, after graduating from UC San Diego with my Bachelor's of Science. There, I had the opportunity to learn a new language, experience a new culture, and work in an elementary school with students across all grade levels.
I am excited to be a part of Santee's second grade team this year! My goal is to spark my students' curiosity in all subjects and inspire lifelong learning in my students.