San Francisco Bay Area
Bio: I am a tenured Spanish teacher with a Masters Degree in Education from the Stanford School of Education. I work in a public high school in California, where I teach, mentor students and new teachers, advise La Raza Unida Club and the Creative Writing Club, advocate for dreamer students, help run the department of World Languages, and collaborate, reflect, and laugh with my professional colleagues. I am a mother of a bilingual son who plays and creates in two languages. And I am married to a man who studied history and writes code for a living. In addition I am a: proud union member, action research sociologist, linguist, revolutionary, cultural translator, dreamer, fighter, optimist, public school defender, anthropologist, mandated reporter, existentialist, Jesuit, community organizer, procrastinator, academic, former Japanese teacher and dancer.