I was born in the small Northern CA farming town called Gridley. I attended UC Davis after and earned a degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering in 2012. I worked on a dam rehabilitation in Northern CA and eventually heard that the same company was wanting to expand their operations to San Diego to work on a seismic retrofit for a bridge. I soon realized that the engineer life was not fulfilling for me, so I had to leave. I found a private tutoring job that quickly led to many more. I also secured a part time position working for the Palomar College TRIO Upward Bound (UB) Program in 2014. I was part of the UB program at Chico State University when I was in high school, so these programs hold a special place in my heart. I was also fortunate enough to work for the UB programs at Woodland Community College and CSU East Bay during my summers at UC Davis. Working with UB solidified my desire to work with students at a deeper level, which led me to pursue a Masters of Ed with a College Counseling concentration in 2016. In 2017, I made the decision to work with college students at UC San Diego splitting my time with their TRIO Student Support Services Program and their Guardian Scholars program. After securing more funding for the foster youth program, I transitioned full time for Guardian Scholars and, per students request, changed the name to Hope Scholars. I left UCSD in 2021 to do something I have always wanted to do: teach math. Some of my other passions include hiking and backpacking, cooking, tennis, beach volleyball, drawing, and spending time with loved ones.