Hometown: I was born in Sanchez Mira, Cagayan, Philippines and came to San Diego, CA in my early teens.
Year Appointed: 2001
Current Position: School Nurse
What’s one thing we might not know about you?
I’m very good at Hawaiian Hula dancing.
What’s your passion here? What motivates you to do what you do?
As a school nurse, my passion is helping children deal with their various ailments. I’m motivated by knowing that my efforts, whether it’s something simple like putting on a bandaid, or something more serious like a broken bone, will be appreciated and will hopefully result in a good outcome for the children.
I had several favorites. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Who do you consider to be your mentor, and what have you learned from them?
My Aunt Magnolia was probably the largest influence in my life. She taught me how to be assertive and the importance of hard work.
When you’re listening to music, who’s playing?
Ed Sheeran or Coldplay
If you didn’t do what you do, what would you be doing instead?
I’ve always wanted to do missionary work. But being a nurse and taking care of others is really all I have wanted to do.
Do you have a particular North Cross memory that stands out.
I have many fond memories of my time at North Cross. One thing that stands out is the faculty and staff appreciation day, when the parents come in to a prepare a meal, and we get the opportunity to spend time with other members of the staff and faculty. Also, I’ve always enjoyed attending the pep rallies and sporting events.
If you could say something to the students here at North Cross, what would you say?
You're not just getting a great education, with amazing opportunities and incredible people. All of those things are certainly true, but what no one seems to tell you until you get here is how much of a community North Cross is. It’s a place where you will develop friendships that will last a lifetime.