I am a lifelong Californian. I grew up in San Diego County and moved to Los Angeles after graduating high school. I attended Occidental College and UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies while living in LA and taught high school social studies before coming to Berkeley. I also found time to front an almost-famous LA rock band, The Empire Makers.
Now that I'm in Northern California, I try to take advantage of everything the area has to offer. I enjoy food (both cooking and eating!), hiking, snowboarding, and winning at pub quiz.