I always like to reflect on the time I first remember “being a teacher.” I recall lining up my stuffed animals (a.k.a. my first students) in front of my mom’s living room windows and writing basic math equations on them or reading my students the Giving Tree. It’s not everyday one can say they are living their childhood dream, but I can proudly claim that I am!
Being born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, I attended the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and received my B.Ed. in Elementary Education to have the privilege to pursue teaching in the public school system that inspired and educated me. I am currently an M.S. in Reading and Literacy candidate at California State University, Fullerton, and aspire to pursue a terminal degree in early childhood education curriculum design upon graduating. I moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2022 in hopes to continue to gain valuable experience and spread the “aloha” spirit with everyone I teach.
In my free time, I love to surf, run marathons/races, crochet, and of course, read!