I grew up in Taiwan, Argentina and Mexico. I have a 200 year old family home that I am striving to safeguard for the next generation. I am an avid reader. Your children will often be subjected to something I have read or heard about Latin America in The Wall Street Journal or from National Public Radio. I love to do freestyle embroidery. I am also a pet lover. My family here consists of two Pekingese, a Great Dane and two cats. My brother and his family and my father all live along the U.S. side of the Mexican/American Border.
I have 25 years of experience in teaching, directing public, media, and government relations. I have lobbied at local, state, federal, and international levels, and served as industry spokesperson for rural industries, most specifically the timber industry.
I have run a Federal Welfare to work program in Laredo,Texas and grassroots events with more than 1000 people in Washington D.C. I have worked with the International Trade Community and major media including Time Magazine, ABC, CNN and the Wall Street Journal. I have represented trade associations at the state, local, federal in the U.S,. Congress and at the United Nations.
As a teacher I strive to be the best I can be, but I am a continual "work in progress."