Languages: Fluent in English. Proficient in Greek and Hebrew.
I was born in central California, a fourth and fifth generation Mexican-American. I grew up with my three siblings in a small farming community, approximately 60% of the population being Hispanic. Since high school, my parents have divorced and remarried, so now I have four additional siblings. I am a first-generation college student. I attended the University of California, Los Angeles where I earned my B.A. in English. I also attended the Dallas Theological Seminary and earned my Masters of Theology (Th.M.) with a focus in Systematic Theology and Christian Education. After Dallas, my husband, Joe, and I moved to Bakersfield, CA, then to Reno to work at the University. We have a three year old son named Cruz.
I held internships at a church in Dallas for their Ministry to Women, and worked at a private post-secondary school in Admissions after leaving the seminary. Then I went to California State University, Bakersfield and worked in Financial Aid. Since moving to Reno, I now do administrative work for President Johnson and Government Relations. And I also do administrative work and assist in coordinating our various events and trainings for Diversity Initiatives.