More about me.....
I spent 6 years in Northern Califonia. Four of those years I was at UC DAVIS and loved it. In 2001, I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and after graduation I decided to go into the workforce and try the world outside school. I spent the remaining 2 years working with an agriculture company, traveled a little and did absolutely NO MATH.
I realized that my life was meaningless without math (ok .. a little dramatic but you get the idea :)) and I also missed sunny SoCal so... I came back and moved to the OC where I attended UC IRVINE for two years. I received my Master of Science in Math from UCI where I also worked as a TA and realized that teaching was my "calling". After graduation I worked as a part-time instructor at various community colleges: Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles Valley College in Sheman Oaks, Santiago Canyon College in the OC, and El Camino College. Now, I work here at ECC full-time.
Outside math and teaching I like to:
I'm a runner ... and enjoy running! Finished one marathon and need a break from LONG runs. I'm currently only running 5k's, 10k's and half-marathons. Maybe I'll complete another marathon in the future.
I also play the violin. I played for 10 years and was considering a degree in music but I believe I made a wise choice when I switched to math. Music (classical as well as NON-classical) is still a big part of my life. Outside classical music, I have to say that Radiohead is the BEST band EVER!!
And last but not least, I enjoy reading. Needless to say, I don't get to do this as much I would like. My favorite author is John Steinbeck... East of Eden is a wonderful book.
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