I grew up in sunny Southern California, where the beach and the mountains are both within an hour's reach. I have fond memories of my childhood– book-worming, bike-riding and playing Barbies. There were two early loves in my life– dance and language. If my nose wasn’t in a book, I was making up dance routines and performing them for any willing audience. After being accepted to UCLA, I traveled the Western United States as an independent choreographer, while simultaneously earning my bachelor’s degree in English. After graduation, I taught English and Dance in Inglewood, CA for ten years. Working with historically underrepresented students, I had the pleasure of watching many evolve into proficient readers and writers. Today, I live in Eastvale, CA where I am a wife and mom to two spunky little humans. I also teach for a local dance studio where I work with students of all ages.
- I was once a cast member on an old MTV show called, “The Grind”.
- My first car was a completely restored 1964 Volkswagen Bug.
- I am an expert at Seinfeld trivia.
If I were the dean of admissions, this is an essay prompt that I'd want students to answer: Choose a life experience that played a key role in shaping you as a human being. How did this experience allow for personal growth?
What do you spend too much time doing? Trying to organize the toys in my daughter’s bedroom. Impossible!
If you knew then what you know now..... I wouldn’t allow my younger self to be “blown about by every wind.”