I was born and raised in Redwood City, and my parents, Frank and Angie, still live there. I have two older brothers. Jason, my oldest brother, lives in Sacramento with his wife and three daughters. My other brother, Julian, lives in Boston, Massachusetts where he currently plays football for the New England Patriots. I went to Roy Cloud Elementary School and Woodside High School. I received my bachelor’s degree and my multiple-subject teaching credential at San Francisco State University (SFSU).
While I was completing my undergraduate degree at SFSU, I worked as a middle school physical education coach at Menlo School, in Atherton. I also coached varsity softball at Menlo School. I grew up in a very sports oriented household, where academics and sports were a priority. Growing up with strong academic and athletic goals, taught me how to stay disciplined and organized. My dad was a Pop Warner football coach, which showed me how much one person can make a difference in a child’s life. That, along with my own experience as a coach, led me to my aspiration to become a teacher.
After receiving my teaching credential in May of 2015, I decided to substitute teach for one year, in hopes that I would be able to get the chance to teach at my dream school, Woodside Elementary. I have been volunteering at Woodside for 3 years, and fell in love with the students, staff, and community immediately.