I think I've had a love for teaching before I even realized it. As a child, I always found some type of fulfillment in helping others understand things.
In the sixth grade, my Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Reglos, pointed out that I had a natural ability to assist my classmates with understanding writing. She also tucked personal notes in my notebook and encouraged me to pursue writing not just as a hobby, but as a career. I listened to her encouragement and set on a path to establish myself as a writer.
I competed in local poetry slams, directed after-school poetry programming, and even coached international youth poets.
I received my BA in English Literature in 2008 from the University of Guam and enrolled into their graduate program afterwards. I received my MA in Teaching in 2015.
For years now, I have been balancing the life of an independent writer and full-time educator. I have taught students from 9th-12th grade. Classes I have taught include EN 11 Honors, EN 11 ESL, and Creative Writing: Contemporary Literature.
University of Guam - Bachelors, English Literature
University of Guam - Masters, Teaching