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I am a Southern California native. I earned my B.S. in Biology, teaching credentials (both Clear and Life in Biological and Physical Sciences), and law degree all from LMU and Loyola Law School. My first career was teaching high school science, starting at St. Mary’s Academy in Inglewood. I also taught high school science at Pasadena High School and Crossroads School. From there, I worked as a process engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company, and then practiced law for 25 years, both in my own practice in Westchester, and finally for a firm in West LA. When that firm closed in 2016, I “retired,” but am excited to now exit retirement and resume teaching science.
I am married, and have lived in Westchester for 45 years. My husband is semi-retired and works part-time at LMU, where he previously worked full-time for 40 years. We have a son who is a senior design/fine arts double major at USF, and I have a step-son who works at the port in Long Beach. My hobbies are reading, attending concerts, gardening (with native CA plants), hiking, travelling, and rooting for the Dodgers and Lakers