I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and I drive back often to visit all of my family and friends there. I went to UCLA for college, where I majored in English, minored in Spanish, and worked in a restaurant. I decided to return to UCLA for graduate school, where I received a master's degree in Education. I began my teaching career at Roosevelt High School (Los Angeles) and later taught at Sweetwater High School in San Diego. I taught every level of English over those ten years.
I escaped the big city and moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2015. Since I've lived here, I've been a guest teacher, a teacher at BMS, and an English tutor for CMC students. I look forward to continuing to work with students in the Basalt community in my new position at BHS.
My favorite way to communicate is in person, if possible. If not, email is second best. I am not always able to check my email regularly outside of the school day (see below), but I do my best.
I live in a small log cabin with no running water or electricity and limited cell reception. This is my third year there, and I am loving it! Winters can be a challenge, though.
I love the outdoors, and I love long-distance backpacking. So far, I have hiked across two countries.
I used to love to read so much that I would hide in the closet with a flashlight to read after my parents thought they had put me to bed. I still love to read, but now I also love to sleep.