I was born in Lima, Peru in 1972. I attended Regina Pacis Catholic Elementary School through seventh grade. In 1985, at the age of 13 I immigrated to the United States. For the first two years I lived in Allentown, Pennsylvania, later moving to Los Angeles, California.
I graduated from Huntington Park High School. Thereafter, I joined the UCLA Bruin family. At UCLA I studied electrical engineer and mathematics. In 1998, I graduated with a Bachelor in Science in Mathematics and Applied Sciences with a specialization in Electrical Engineer.
I was inspired to pursue a career in education in order to encourage more woman and minorities to pursue degrees and careers in the areas of science and math. For the past 18 years I have had the pleasure and honor of exposing grade school children to the wonders of math and science.
I am excited to continue inspiring high school women as I was inspired more than 27 years ago. To explore the wonders and magic of math and science and the incredible role these disciplines play in our everyday lives.