- B.A. in Philosophy, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1997
- M.A. with honors in Special Education, California State University, Northridge, 2006
- Professional Clear Level II Education Specialist- Mild/Moderate Disabilities, California State University, Northridge, 2002
- 12 years teaching Junior High core academics with LAUSD and Hart School District.
SAEP teacher since: 2015