I was born and raised in Nogales, Arizona along the US/Mexico border and learned to speak Spanish at a very early age. I spent much of my youth working at my dad’s animal hospital and visiting Nogales, Sonora with my Nana.
I moved to Bahia de Kino, Sonora, Mexico in 1991 where I spent the next 17 years working for Prescott College as an Instructor, Station Manager, Captain and Naturalists. It was during this time that I helped shape Prescott College’s Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies which continues today. I returned to the United States in 2008 to work for the University of Arizona’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment on a bi-national project working with small-scale fishermen on developing sustainable fishing practices in the Sea of Cortez. More recently I taught 8th and 6th grade science at Doolen Middle School before ending up at the Paulo Freire Freedom School.
I love to swim, bike, hike and play with my kids. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Latin American studies from Prescott College. I am currently teaching the combined 6/7 science and Spanish 1 at PFFS.