I was born in East Los Angeles, oldest child with 3 siblings, to parents who immigrated from Mexico as adolescents. I grew up in Pico Rivera, California, graduated from El Rancho High School, and earned a Bachelor of Science Chemical Engineering Degree from Stanford University. I worked for Union Carbide both as an intern while in college and after I graduated from college as an engineer. I always really loved teaching, and I did volunteer tutoring , mentored students, and participated in career days while I worked as an engineer. Although I found my engineering job very interesting, I stilled longed for a career as a teacher. After several years, took a leap of faith and left my job to go back to Stanford to earn a Masters in Education and get my teaching credential and have now been teaching a long time and loving every second of it.
Last Modified on August 26, 2021