Where did you grow up and what was your first language?
I grew up in Santiago de Los 30 Caballeros, Dominican Republic. Spanish is my first language.
What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City? Everything!
Where did you go to college?
CUNY, Bronx Community College
CUNY, Lehman College
CUNY, City College
What was your favorite book in middle school?
My favorite book in middle school was Cién Años de Soledad de Gabriel García Márquez.
What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?
The students at Hamilton Grange are questioners, and the staff supports our students.
What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?
The activities I enjoy the most when I am not teaching are riding my bike, reading a book, walking in my community, cooking, and spending time with my family.
What is your favorite quote?
“Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.” -Booker T. Washington.