I was born and raised in San Jose, and received my B.A. in psychology at San Jose State University. During my undergrad, I conducted research at San Jose State and at Stanford University. After receiving my bachelor’s I continued on and received an M.A. in psychology at San Jose State. While attending college and graduate school I began working as a tutor for children with reading disabilities and other learning challenges using the Lindamood-Bell program. I currently conduct private tutoring sessions using the Barton system. I am a level 2 Tomatis® practitioner and a mother of a special needs child.