My parents are Chilean and I was the first in my family to be born in the United States. As the child of immigrants, I had to rely on the knowledge and support of my teachers and school counselors to navigate the educational system in this country. I became a teacher because I want to enable all children to have access to a quality education, and to have the skills necessary to accomplish their goals. After graduating from Duke University, I remained in North Carolina, which is where I began my career as a math teacher. After moving back to the DMV area (where I was born and raised), I worked in charter schools in southeast DC for three years before joining the DCI family. In addition to English, I speak Spanish and German. I am excited to improve my French conversational skills and learn some Mandarin from the students at DCI.