Born in Los Angeles, California, I grew up just east in Rosemead, California. I received my B.A. from the University of La Verne and my Masters from California State University at Los Angeles. I am a Latin American Environmental History; however, I have many historical interests including Transnational, Empires, Asians in Latin America, the Pacific World, and cultural history. I am currently working on my dissertation that will examine the Chilean Urban Environment from revolution through dictatorship.