I was born and raised in the East Bay. I attended Catholic elementary school and then graduated from the high school where I now teach. I went on to graduate from UC Davis....Go AGS!! I received a BS in Biological Sciences and was studying to become a veterinarian.
After graduation from UC Davis, I moved back to the Bay Area and began my pursuit of a career in education. My jobs within the education field have been varied, including: Substitute Teacher, Special Education Paraeducator, Middle School Math Teacher, and a Special Education, Science, Math, and EL Teacher. I passed my Master's exam and graduated from CSU Sacramento on Decemeber 15, 2012 with a MA in Special Education.
I started volunteering/traveling internationally about 10 years ago and it has definitely become very addicting. Ask me about my adventures over some coffee or a round of pool and some beers because I have some crazy stories to share.
In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, walking with my new yellow lab Kilda, taking photos with my cool digital camera, spending time with friends and family, traveling all over the world, and going for drives in my car along the many beautiful curvy California roads. Friends, family, and students describe me as caring, spontaneous, adventurous, passionate, intelligent, thoughtful, fun-loving, generous,..... I'm looking for a partner in crime who has similar traits. :-)