Immersion Program Director & Teacher
was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, and grew up in a quiet and peacful town called
San Lorenzo. During my last two years of
high school, I volunteered to help my special needs teacher during my free time
before and after school. This is where I discovered my passion and ability for
working with children.
After graduating with high honors from high
school, I began my Bachelor’s
Degree in Elementary Education (K-3), with a minor in Special Education at the
University of Puerto Rico at Humacao.
While seeking my degree, I participated in the Honor and Ronald E.
McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholars Program which had a great impact on my long
term goals. This program gave me the opportunity to have two different
significant research experiences. First, I worked with families with autistic
children in Puerto Rico. Following
that, I conducted research for the department of Curriculum and Instruction at
the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign through a Summer Research
Opportunities Program. This latter
opportunity changed my a academic goals and life.