I grew up in sunny coastal San Diego. I received my BA in Pure Mathematics from UC Berkeley. While in college, I began tutoring and mentoring students in middle schools in East Oakland. After deciding teaching was the career for me, I decided to get my teaching credential and MA in Math Education from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York City. I taught math at the Architecture Academy at Fremont High School for nine years and then at Moreau Catholic High School for one year. I am happy to now be at OUHS and am hoping I have found a new home.