I graduated from high school at 16 years old, so, naturally, I was afraid to go very far away for college. I started off at Orange Coast College where I double majored in Psychology and English for my Associate's degree. After 2 years there, I moved on to California State University of Long Beach, where I obtained my Bachelor's in Comparative World Literature (a more globalized version of the English major). I continued my stay at CSU Long Beach in the Single Subject -English credential program.
I began my teaching career in government and corporate settings starting in 2009. My first position was as a trainer for the United States Census Bureau, where I taught enumerators how to canvas and use technology in preparation for the 2010 Census. I moved on from there to work at the United Parcel Service, beginning as an employee mentor and moving my way into a supervisor position. I wound up as the hiring and training supervisor at some point, a position I held until I decided to leave the company in 2014 to pursue a teaching career.
After student teaching in Newport Harbor High School, I performed long-term sub duties for 9th, 10th, 11th, and AP Language courses. During the 2015-2016 school year, I worked at Segerstrom High School teaching 10th grade Honors English and 11th grade CP English.
As expected for an English teacher, I enjoy reading and writing mostly. I am also part of the CSU Fullerton chapter of HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) where we practice European fighting techniques related to swords, daggers, sabers, and wrestling. I also enjoy playing video games in my free time, with Pokemon and Dark Souls being my favorite games currently.