Degrees and Certifications:
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 early in life and studied choral music at UC Irvine where I received my bachelor's degree and teaching credential. 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 learning languages. I've completed my Orff International Level III certificate program in music education, and hope to continue learning more to become the best music educator I can be. I believe in doing everything in life with humor, perspective, and gratitude. 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.