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Born in San Diego but raised in Sunnyvale, I am an alumna of the CUSD myself (Nimitz Elementary and Cupertino Middle School!) I fell in love with singing and choir early in life and studied choral music at UC Irvine in Orange County where I received my bachelor's degree and teaching credential. During college I also developed a passion for learning language and culture, studying French and Japanese and studying abroad in France. After college I lived and taught in Gunma, Japan for two years before coming back to the states. I taught music at a charter school in the Bay Area for two years before joining the CUSD music team in 2016. I love it here! Besides singing and music, other things I love to do include traveling, hiking/backpacking, and practicing calligraphy. I've currently completed my Orff International Level II certificate program in music education, and hope to continue learning more about the Orff approach to become the best music educator I can be. I believe in doing everything in life with effort, positivity, and perspective. It is my hope that I can be a positive influence on my students through the music that we make, the skills that we learn, and the community that we create.