Tell us about yourself:
I was born and raised in Orange County. I completed my Bachelor's in History at UCI and my Masters in History at CSULA. I was a social studies teacher for 4 years at a high school in Los Angeles. Although I decided to make a change in career, I still have a great love for working in education and assisting the student population that I was fortunate enough to teach. I find true joy in helping others and I am excited to be a part of the LASOC team!
What made you interested in joining the Legal Aid team?
After teaching for four years, I decided that I wanted a change in careers. I have always been interested in law and therefore I decided to start a Paralegal Program to have a better understanding of the legal world. Through the program, I met Kim Smith, who has been an amazing instructor and the person who introduced me to Legal Aid. I started as a volunteer on the Hotline and have truly enjoyed helping the people who call for assistance. The people that Legal Aid serves is the community that I would like to work with and assist. My goal in all of the jobs that I have had has always been to help people find the resources and assistance they need. Luckily, this is what I can do here at Legal Aid.
What's something not a lot of people know about you?
I have led student trips to the East Coast for the past four years with the school I worked with. Taking thirty plus students is always a challenge I am willing to take!
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to attend concerts, go to museums, and explore Los Angeles.