As a young girl, all I ever wanted to be was a teacher. My guidance counselor said, “No! You have to become an engineer.” I didn’t follow my heart and I pursued a math and science degree at Cal Berkeley. Like a magnet, I gravitated towards writing thoughout my career and I began to write fiction in 2010. In many ways I believe writing has allowed me to pursue my childhood dream of teaching and sharing ideas, thoughts, dilemmas, and dreams. On a personal level, I’ve never been more awake to the world around me. Writing a book wakes you up!