Originally from Trinidad, Colorado, she moved to Pueblo in 1997 to attend Colorado State University-Pueblo where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science & Health Promotion and a minor in Public Relations. In 2013, she received her second Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from the University of Northern Colorado, with the anticipation of becoming a Registered Dietitian. Though she loved the science field, her true calling has always been working with disadvantaged and underrepresented student populations, which she has done for twenty years. In 2019, she received her Master’s of Arts in Student Affairs Higher Education with a concentration in Leadership from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Since 2011, she has worked at Pueblo Community College as a TRIO Upward Bound advisor and prides herself on being a true advocate for students as well as making an impact in the Pueblo community.