Patricia is a first-generation Mexican-American. She was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Cal Poly Pomona where she received a BA in Liberal Studies. Patricia obtained her teaching credential and MEd in education from UCLA. Patricia has been a bilingual kindergarten, first and third-grade teacher in Lennox for 20 years. She is passionate about bilingual and dual-language education. She is an avid traveler and enjoys reading stories in Spanish with her daughter Daniela.