I graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.A. in Spanish. I’ve had the privilege of teaching in English and Spanish to students of many ages in public and Christian schools, refugee children in foster care, and to Chinese students online.
My last summer before graduating from GVSU I had the opportunity to work with a mission organization in Colombia. I spent three months in the cities of Medellín, Bogotá and Cartagena. I feel during that time I truly began to internalize the language and not just translate it. And I fell more in love with the culture! A few months later I met my husband for the first time while on a mission trip to Reynosa, Mexico.
My husband, Braulio, and I have been married since 2004. We have one son who attends Rose Park. We recently moved back to Michigan from the Texas-Mexico border after 11 years. We love visiting family in Mexico and spending time with our extended family locally. We also enjoy cooking, gardening, and biking together.
It is my hope that my students see Jesus in me and come to love the Spanish language and culture as much as I do, and in turn desire to reach the nations for Christ!