I was born and raised in Mexico City. In my youth, I attended the same Catholic, liberal arts school for 12 years.
From the time I was a child, I was fascinated by science. I received a chemistry set one Christmas and immediately set up a laboratory in my house where I would spend hours running experiments; it was then that I knew I had to become a scientist. I continued my science education, and graduated with honors from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) as a Food Chemist and was then granted a scholarship from the University of Guelph in Canada to pursue a Master’s in Food Science. I returned to Mexico and got married following my studies in Canada. After a couple of years working for a major research institute, I returned to UNAM in pursuit of my doctoral degree, researching emulsions with caseinates, a milk protein. My work helped solve a problem that was facing the food industry. Studying from home as a young mother, I completed a certificate in Nutrition and Advanced dietetics through the Universidad Miguel de Cervantes.
I moved to Houston with my family in 2013 and began volunteering at my local parish. It was then that I decided to obtain my Texas teacher certification and I worked for Houston ISD for two years.
I feel blessed to have the opportunity to share my passion for learning and science with the students of Saint Theresa Catholic School.