I’ve lived in many places, including Philadelphia, Hong Kong, White Plains, New York, and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, but settled in Austin in 1998. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and my master’s from the University of Minnesota.

After college, I conducted research and analysis for an economic research consulting firm. When I finished my master’s degree, I did policy analysis and program evaluation for the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor. I began teaching at Hill Country in 2012. My husband and I have one current Hill Country senior, Class of 2022.

What is your favorite sport?
Favorite sport to play is volleyball. Favorite sports to watch are the Winter Olympics.

What is your favorite hobby or one of your favorite things?
Taking walks, listening to music, reading, and doing puzzles of any kind.

What is your favorite food?
Cantonese cuisine

Growing up, you hoped to become a…

Other than the Bible, what’s your all-time favorite book?
The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

What is an interesting fact about you?
Everyone in our immediate family is left-handed.

If you could meet one historical figure or famous person, who would it be and why?
Condoleezza Rice: The daughter of a preacher, she rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become an accomplished pianist, a Stanford University professor, a presidential advisor, and the Secretary of State. I would relish the opportunity to hear more about her experiences, her faith in Christ, and her thoughts on a myriad of topics.

What song would be the soundtrack to your life?
The hymn titled “All the Way My Savior Leads Me.”

What is your favorite Scripture or quote?
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:14-16, NIV

Who has had the greatest influence on your life and why?
My older sister Belinda because she has consistently modeled for me what genuine faith in Christ and sacrificial love for others looks like.

What do you believe makes Hill Country distinct?
The quality of the leadership and faculty. Our leaders love God and are dedicated to excellence at Hill Country. The faculty love Christ, know their area of study, have a passion for education, and a willingness to invest in their students sacrificially.

What do you love about teaching/working at Hill Country?
Seeing the “ah-ha” moments when students grasp a concept or become excited about what they are learning; building deeper relationships with students.