I am a San Diego native with a passion for education. Growing up I learned to appreciate the diversity of "America's Finest City". I left San Diego to attend UC Santa Barbara and earn my B.A. in Global Studies, which allowed me to study a wide range of disciplines within the Social and Political Sciences.
I completed the Teaching Credential program at San Diego State University while serving as a student teacher in the City Heights area. I taught U.S. History as well as Government/Economics. In addition, I volunteered twice a week in a level 5/6 ESL classroom. Seeing students improve their abilities (reading, writing, etc.) and succeed in meeting their goals has helped me become driven, and I strive to become an outstanding teacher.
I hold a California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Science and am CLAD certified. I am currently working toward adding English to my certification as well through CSET examinations. I speak, read, and write in Spanish at an intermediate/conversational level and hope to achieve fluency in the next few years. I strive to create engaging lessons with dedication, diligence, and careful planning. I am a strong proponent of project based learning and incorporating technology into the classroom.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking, and trying out new recipes as well as hiking and taking my dog on long walks. I also enjoy spending time with my family and grabbing a cup of coffee with friends. I have travelled quite a bit and some of my favorite places are Costa Rica, Thailand, and Vietnam. I hope to someday be lucky enough to travel to Europe and get a chance to see countries that contain so much of the history I've studied.
Education & Certification
Graduate Degree: San Diego State University - Unknown, Teaching
State Certified Teacher
Reading, cooking, hiking, swimming, my dog, crafts