I'm a Martial Artist turned Introduction to Engineering Design teacher serving a high risk, low income community. My 17 year public school career is dedicated to serving the Lennox, CA community. As a founding member of Lennox Math Science and Technology Academy, I am proud to be a part of a school who consistently innovates teaching and learning, being ranked as one of the top 100 high schools since 2007 on US News and World Report. I am a 2019 PAEMST Finalist for the beautiful state of California, and my Girls Build LA team, a national contest supported by LA Promise Fund, received an honorable mention last year for developing an app and a self defense apparatus to battle sexual assault. I am a mother of two beautiful girls, one of whom is a nursing major at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and the latter, a 9th grade Level 10 Junior Olympic USA Gymnast.