Born and raised in Marin County, I graduated from Redwood High School in Larkspur. After high school, I went on to earn my Bachelor’s in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara. I continued on to receive my Master’s in Education and Educational Therapy certificate from Holy Names University.
After graduating college, I participated in an internship program in Melbourne, Australia where I gained many valuable skills, as well as heightened my passion to work with children. As a Program Coordinator, I assisted in creating programs for children of a youth center to keep them safe and off the streets.
For example, I helped organize a bi-weekly study group for students who wanted extra help with their school assignments. The study group was extremely successful and provided many students with the necessary support they needed to succeed at their academic tasks.
Working with the students academically, and feeling their confidence grow as they became more successful in school, was such a rewarding experience for me and I knew this was what I wanted to do in my life.