I am a local to the Bay Area, born and raised in San Leandro. My house was known as the “zoo on the block”. I was raised with everything from dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, reptiles, and even rats! At age 19, I joined and served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. While in the service she spent 2 years living in Japan, and spent her last 2 years down in Southern California at Camp Pendleton. I was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant in May, 2008. By July, I was enrolled full time in college working on her Associates degree in science. After graduation, I started working with animals at a doggy day care and began rekindling her passion and love for animals. In April 2011, I enrolled with Carrington College of California in the Veterinary Technology Program working her way towards becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. I truly feels she has finally found her calling! When I am not at work, school or spending many hours a week studding I enjoy spending time with her 2 beloved dogs Roxy and Roscoe, spending as much time outside as possible, reading and making time with her family who still reside in her childhood home in San Leandro.