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  • I was born in Mexico...

  • My ethnic background consists of two countries on different continents...I'm half Mexican and half Russian...

  • English was not my first language...Spanish was :-)

  • I attended a Russian pre-school in Chicago...

  • My father was a member of the Mexican Olympic team and my mother was on the Russian National team...

  • I won an international competition at the age of 12...in Mexico City for Gymnastics.

  • I was on ESPN for gymnastics my freshman year of high school for the coverage of the Illinois State High School Competition...

  • Placed 2nd in the State Diving Competition my senior year of high school. This was my second year as a diver. Diving and academics were my tickets to Miami University... 

  • I studied abroad in a summer exchange program for school...Je parle fran├žais aussi! 

  • I LOVE my hobbies...cooking, crafting, DIY, home-renovations, watching sports, yoga, photography, traveling and of course spending time with my handsome hubby (we are expecting our first baby this year!)...