Growing up in southern California introduced me to a wonderfully diverse world. I have lived in Illinois, Texas, Washington, and Argentina. My passions involve addressing society's treatment of gender issues, developing ways to help counselors with religious competencies, and spending time with two wonderful daughters, and my husband, Alfonso.

I've been to over 60 countries and most U.S. States. I travel out of the country at least once a year and value speaking at oversees workshops.

Academically, I am the Dean of Counseling and Social Sciences at Golden West College.

Most of my time out of the office involves creative activities, such as writing fiction, playing tennis, painting, photography, and yoga. I also enjoy watching movies. Here are my favorite films.

  • (General Education), I started my college career at Moorpark College. This was the perfect start, and a life-changing choice.