Veronica grew up in a small town in the mountainous region of Michoacán in Mexico. Born in Ventura with dual citizenship, she graduated from Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara with a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering and communications and later, following her passion to pursue a career in education, became certified to teach Languages other than English (LOTE) to grades K-12. Her career as an educator began at Westlake Academy, an International Baccalaureate World School where she was passionate about the mission to provide students with an internationally minded education so they are well-balanced and respectful life-long learners. There, she taught IB Spanish in the PYP and MYP. At Polytechnic School in Pasadena, where she has been for the past six years, she’s taught language, collaborated in aligning the Spanish curriculum K-12, been a Global Initiatives Program and Outdoor Ed co-leader and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee member. Additionally, she has co-led international enrichment trips for students in Nicaragua, Peru and Puerto Rico, in which students immerse themselves in local language and culture to gain a rich understanding of socio-economic and political issues. Veronica believes in a global, bilingual education that helps students become world citizens and life-long learners.