I was born in Chicago, IL and moved to San Jose, CA when I was 4 years old. I had a wonderful and free childhood in the hills of the South Bay. I returned back to the Midwest to attend college at Purdue University where I met my husband. After graduating with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and working some odd jobs out at sea (!) my husband and I decided to settle in Los Altos, CA. I worked for 10 years in technology before shifting my focus to early childhood education in preschool classes and adult education. I have two children who keep me happy and busy. In my free time I enjoy volunteering at my children’s school, running, biking and being outside as much as possible! I am excited to be joining the First Congo community.