I was born and raised in Houston and went to college at Texas A&M in Bryan-College Station, receiving my Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and English. After graduation, I moved to Sichuan province in China to teach at a university. I returned to the US a year later so that I could marry my husband. We moved back to Texas in 2005, and I began working at Hill Country in 2017. I have a daughter and son who currently attend Hill Country, Classes of 2024 and 2026. I have another son who has attended Hill Country in the past.
What is your favorite sport?
To do: swimming, hiking, bike riding
To watch: basketball!
What is your favorite hobby or one of your favorite things?
Making friends with people from other countries and learning about different cultures.
What is your favorite food?
I love to try all kinds of international foods.
Growing up, you hoped to become a…
Missionary or college professor
Other than the Bible, what’s your all-time favorite book?
Anything by C.S. Lewis.
What is an interesting fact about you?
While I did not complete my master’s degree, I had the honor of taking several seminary classes at Columbia Biblical Seminary before I had kids. Someday, I hope to be able to earn an MA in Biblical Studies.
If you could meet one historical figure or famous person, who would it be and why?
That’s a hard one! On the one hand, I would love to meet writers I admire, most of all C.S. Lewis. On the other hand, it would be a gift to meet some of the pioneers of the modern missions movement like Hudson Taylor, Eric Liddell, Jim and Elizabeth Elliot, and Nate Saint. I am also intrigued by Eliza Hamilton, the wife of Alexander Hamilton, who founded the first private orphanage in New York City.
What song would be the soundtrack to your life?
“Goodness of God” by Bethel Music
What is your favorite Scripture or quote?
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
Who has had the greatest influence on your life and why?
My mom was the first person to tell me about Jesus and demonstrate His faithfulness and unconditional love to me. She continues to do this and reminds me of the woman of valor in Proverbs 31:25 who “is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”
What do you believe makes Hill Country distinct?
Within the Hill Country community, families truly partner with teachers and other families to raise up their children to follow Jesus and grow to be all He created them to be.
What do you love about teaching at Hill Country?
I love that I can teach students the incredibly useful language of Spanish and its related cultures. Even better, I get to help students understand that we have the privilege of taking the gospel to all nations. Language and cultural proficiency are some of the tools to help us accomplish the Great Commission!