I grew up on the West Side of Chicago, in the Garfield Park neighborhood. It's close to the conservatory and the Golden Dome if you are familiar with those things. However, I did not really spend much time in schools in my neighborhood. For elementary school I went to Octavio Paz, which is in Little Village. For high school I went to Chicago Hope Academy and Providence St. Mel. This past May I graduated from Concordia University Chicago with my degree in Early Childhood Education. I completed my student teaching at Grace and I feel honored to officially be a part of the Grace community and family, and I am thankful for of the Grace family for giving me the opportunity. Outside of teaching, I like to read, cook, write poetry, watch/attend games, and spend time with family and friends.