Originally from Bay Area, California and raised by two second generation parents has taught me what it means to have a strong work ethic and persevering through challenges. I grew up in a household and in an academic environment of high standards, high expectations, and positive affirmations. I am consistent and constantly hold myself to high standards and expectations, while also allowing myself to make mistakes, improve, and growth. I use this mentality to guide my professional and personal lives. A motto I live by is, "Do not say can't, say can't yet."