I was born in Eagle Pass and raised in Pearsall, Texas. I graduated from Pearsall High School in 1996 and joined the U.S. Army in 1995 in which I served a total of 8 years. I graduated from Southwest Texas Junior College in 2006 with an Associate of Arts. I graduated from Sul Ross State University in 2008. I have been married to my husband Raymond for sixteen years and have two amazing children, Aracely (Ara) and Raymond Jr. (RJ). I have been teaching at Pearsall for approximately ten years.