Caren was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and was raised in the Salinas Valley in California. She is currently working in her hometown of Greenfield, CA where she serves a large population of multilingual Latinx and indigenous students. Caren enjoys collecting and sharing her love of multicultural books with her students. She also loves supporting other teachers to expand and diversity their classroom libraries.
Caren obtained her Multiple Subject credential from CSU Stanislaus with a Bilingual Authorization in 2017. In 2021, Caren received her Masters in Multicultural and Multilingual Education from Fresno State. Her thesis focused heavily on the importance of translanguaging in the classroom setting. Currently, Caren is on her 5th year of teaching 4th grade. She taught 4 years in a dual language classroom (90/10) and one year in a traditional English instruction classroom.