After attending Trinity University in San Antonio for both undergraduate and graduate school, I started teaching Spanish I at Bush High School in 2009 and Spanish I and III at Kempner High School in 2017. I currently have the privilege of teaching AVID I at Willowridge High School's P-TECH ECHS. Teaching gives me the opportunity to inspire and encourage students to aspire and achieve their goals. I enjoy interacting with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures and also helping to build students' self esteem and improve their ability to achieve. I have learned that some of the greatest feelings of gratitude and joy occur when someone sees your need and tries to help or simply shows that they care. Many people that I have encountered throughout my life, including my mother, teachers, family, and friends have been a guiding light of hope and inspiration, and I hope to provide that invaluable experience for each student that sets foot in my classroom.