I grew up in south Los Angeles, and moved here to attend UCSB. After graduating in 2012, I decided Santa Barbara was too beautiful to leave! I began working at the Children's Center in 2010 as a Teaching Assistant. After earning my teaching credential, I moved on into a Teacher position. I love seeing how much learning happens through play and social interactions. It's so much fun to see a child's gears turning as they think of their next move. On my own time, I enjoy anything and everything having to do with the outdoors, especially playing soccer.