A San Diego native raised in City Heights, an urban neighborhood east of north park, she has experienced the growth and redevelopment of surrounding neighborhoods, including North Park, South Park and downtown. She stayed in her native city to pursue an education at Woodbury University School of Architecture where she studied for her Bachelors of Architecture. During her undergrad career she grew interest in jewelry design and created pieces with the technology at her disposal. Taking her experience of growing up in an inner city neighborhood, she has involved herself in community service and developing personal projects in urban mixed use. Her hobbies includes travel, fashion design and she is a local and international beer enthusiast.