I'm a Bay Area native; I was born and raised in San Jose. I went to St. Francis High School here in Mountain View and then to USC for my Bachelor's degree in Communication. While I was there, I was fortunate enough to spend a semester in London. I stayed in Los Angeles near the beach for a few years after graduation, and later lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Needless to say, I really love to travel! I received my teaching credential and Master's degree from Santa Clara University after student-teaching at Cupertino High School. In my free time, I enjoy running, hiking, reading, watching movies, photography, attempting to cook, and spending time with family and friends. Also, I'm obsessed with French bulldogs, but do not have one (yet!) I currently live in Sunnyvale with my husband.