I am orginially from Skokie, IL and had been raised in Morton Grove, IL. I had attended Niles North High School and have run competitvely on the Cross-Country and Track teams. Running and exercise have been essential componenet of my life. I have previously run for the NilesWest/ Oakton Runner's Club in Skokie and have participated in training, marathons. and road races with the Chicago Area Running Associations. I am a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and majored in Education. I have studied abroad in both the Dominican Republic and Spain. I have worked as a bilingual educator for Chicago Public schools. Additional places of employment include Illinois Bone & Joint institute and various gyms. I am easy-going, enjoy traveling, and am very socialable. I get along well with pets and enjoy community outreach.