I have had the privilege of teaching at King Drew since August 2006. Prior to my time here, I worked at SeaWorld San Diego in the education department and in aviculture (birds) for 6 years. I grew up in San Diego and attended the University of San Diego where I graduated with a degree in Marine Science, emphasis in Biology; along with a minor Chemistry. Soon after, I moved to Los Angeles and began my Masters at UCLA, graduating with a Masters in Education. In 2020 I became a National Board Certified Teacher.
I love to travel with my students. We have white water rafted in Costa Rica, hiked Mayan temples and snorkeled the barrier reef in Belize, hiked glaciers in Iceland, explored culture in France, Spain, Monaco, Morocco, and Portugal, and swam with iguanas, penguins, and sea turtles in the Galapagos, enjoyed the history of Ireland, Wales, and England. In 2024, we will be exploring the culture of Cuba during Spring Break. Learn more about our travel program by visiting here.