My educational and professional journey has always been centered around being an agent of change for the betterment of my community. All the teachers who have inspired and motivated me to excel academically drive my work today. I received my BA in Psychology and a minor in Education from the University of California, Irvine. My passion for education and teaching was ignited as I completed my courses and participated in student teaching. Shortly after I pursued my MA in Teaching from the University of Southern California with a concentration in Single Subject Social Studies. I taught high school social sciences for 5 years before I received my MS in Educational Technology from Cal State University Fullerton. This degree fueled my passion for integrating educational technology to ignite innovation and project-based learning in the classroom. This degree opened the door to serve in my current role as a 21st Century Learning Specialist. Currently, I am culminating my final advanced degree as I am a doctorate student achieving my EdD in Educational Technology.