I was born in Peru and lived there until I was 7 when I moved to sunny Southern California. I love to travel and hope to visit India someday. I like to practice Yoga, I love to craft, and I love animals ( I have a little red haired chow named Chunky). I graduated from college with a degree in journalism and worked for a newspaper for a short time doing crime reporting in the desert. I want to continue to practice my journalism skills in the future but for now I am interested in obtaining an MPA. I enjoy volunteer work and work as a literacy tutor for adults in immigrant communities and cashier at an urban farm. I am employed at a company that works with children with developmental delays as an office manager for one of their branches.