Putting My Experience
I was born in Mexico City to an American (Mobilian) mother and a Mexican father. My dad worked for the embassy, and we had the great privilege of being able to travel and see many beautiful places in the world. We moved to Mobile in Kindergarten, where my mom grew up so that we could be closer to family. And besides leaving for my undergraduate and graduate studies, I have been proud to call Mobile my home ever since I sat in a kindergarten class in Mobile, Alabama and first learned English. I am a proud product of an extraordinary K-12 public education that I received and the product of this wonderful community.
I am also a proud graduate of Murphy High School where I received an International Baccalaureate diploma and was actively involved in Student Government and President of my Senior Class. It was in the sprawling, diverse halls of Murphy that I developed and nurtured my love of civic engagement, community, and diversity. I then attended Tulane University and Spring Hill College and completed my graduate work in English at UNC-Chapel Hill.