Deafened at age 6 from an ear infection. Mainstreamed at first, she eventually transferred to and graduated the California School for the Deaf, Fremont. At first planning to become a dental hygienist, she switched schools and earned a Registered Nurse (RN) degree from San Jose State University, completing it in 2006. Went to work at Mercy Medical Center, Merced, California, in the maternity unit.
California News, March 30, 2007, p.4-5.