I grew up in San Francisco, and my hometown has always been a major part of my life. So many things that are close to me, such as cold weather, the Giants, and my family (most important of all) are in that 7x7 plot of land.
I studied History at UC Santa Cruz and SF State. While the former was a lot of fun, the latter was a challenge, but I came through better on the other side. I love learning about History, reading it, and visiting museums and art galleries when I can. It is a constant thing in my life that I will never get sick of.
I was lucky enough to get to teach History at a small school here in Sunnyvale and I worked my way up to heading my Department. While it comes with struggles and a lot of work and stress, I do love my job and want to be better at it.