My family and my inspiration in life and it takes several pictures to get them all together.
-- my son Joey and his wife Claudia and my grandchildren Athena, Orion, Phoenix, and Sirius
-- my son Louie and his wife Maria and my grandson, Tiberius II, with Boku and Lana;
-- and, my daughter Marissa and grandsons Ezra, Zeke and Josiah.
I was born in south Texas, 2nd of 10 children, we were raised in migrant-farm-worker family traveling all over the United States from Texas to Illinois and many other states. I am the proud grandmother of 8 and extremely proud of my children Joey, Louie and Marissa.
I earned my Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from Texas A&I in 1981; MBA Corporate Finance from the University of Denver in 1995; and my PhD in Business Administration/Finance from the University of Texas - San Antonio in 2013. I am currently a tenure-track professor at the University of North Texas.
My public service activity started at an early age and continues to this day. I have worked on projects with an emphasis on social and educational equality. I have also volunteered for the Texas Democratic Party in both Denton County and Bexar County.
My political activism began in San Antonio in Bexar County, where I was co-chair of the Bexar County Democratic Paryty (BCDP) finance committee, treasurer for the Bexar County Tejano Democrats, treasurer for National Organization for Women of San Antonio, Co-Founder of Proud Democrats of San Antonio and I served as a Precinct Chair. Currently, in Denton County, I previously served as precinct chair, Treasurer for Stonewall Democrats, VP for Latino Democrats, Secretary for Democratic Women and now I am a Chair of the Denton County Democratic Party.