I was born and raised in McAllen, Texas. In high school I played the clarient in band and was very involved in my church's youth group.. I went away for college to San Antonio and it was the hardest and best move of my life. In college I grew up and evolved into the person I am now. I became a science major, was involved with religous/ social justice groups on campus, sang in the church choir, met my husband, joined the folkloric dance group, and represented my college at the National Catholic Student Coalition.