BioI'm a second generation Arizonan. I was born and raised in Yuma. I come from a close-knit farming family with a devotion to education and a history of community service.
Master's Degree in International Public Administration from Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA.
Bachelor's Degree in International Policy Studies from Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA.
L'Universite' Catholique de l'Ouest, Angers, Maine et Loire, France
La Universidad Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Lived in five countries on four continents and speak five languages-
English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Chinese.
Real Estate Agent
Language Arts Teacher, Crane School District
International Flight Attendant and Instructor of Cross-Cultural Communications at American Airlines.
Partner in an import/export business selling refurbished medical equipment to Third World countries.
International Affairs Specialist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the Department of Commerce, organizing international conferences and R&D programs relating to weather, environmental and oceanographic issues.
English professor at the Guilin Geology Institute in China PRC.
Organizations and Volunteer Work History-
National Association of Realtors
Yuma Association of Realtors
Democratic precinct chairperson
Rotary Club charter member
APFA union member
Organized and implemented a non-profit English language program for refugees in the Washington, DC area.
Volunteer translator for humanitarian work along the northern border of Mexico.