Pati's parents came to the United States in the 70s from Jalisco, México. She was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Cal Poly Pomona where she received a BA in Liberal Studies. Pati obtained a bilingual teaching credential and Masters in Education from UCLA. She has been a K-3 teacher in Los Angeles County for 20 years. She is passionate about bilingual education and dual language programs. Pati is proud to be raising her daughter Daniela to be bilingual. She is an avid traveler and enjoys spending time with her family.