I am the 8th grade Math and Science teacher here at Carlos Fuentes. I started teaching in 2005 in Los Angeles and moved to Chicago a year ago to be closer to family. I was born in Manila, Philippines and grew up in Canton, Michigan before going to Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where I earned a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Food Science Honors and a Biology minor. I moved to Los Angeles in 2005 for Teach For America and earned my Masters of Arts in Secondary Science Education from Loyola Marymount University. I love making STEM exciting and engaging for my scholars, our families and the community. My hope is to continue to bring hands-on, inquiry learning to our young people so they can appreciate the world through the lens of math and science.