I was born in Torrance, CA and raised in Gardena. I'm the middle child in a family of 3 daughters. I graduated from Gardena High School in 1995.
I attended El Camino Community College and graduated with an AA degree in 2001. Next I transferred over to another local school, California State Dominguez Hills. I completed my bachelor's degree in LIberal Studies in 2003 and moved into my credential program and masters. In 2007, I completed my credential program, and received a Master's in Special Education.
From 1999-2005, I was a teaching assistant, and special education assistant for Los Angeles Unified. In 2005, I began my teaching career at Santee Education Complex. I am proud to state that I am one of the elite few "Original Falcons."