Tenure: Rookie Nationality: Filipino Hometown: Union City, CaliforniaCurrent Occupation: Elementary School TeacherEducational Background: I looked up to my teachers as superheroes, and I too strive to have a positive impact on the next generation. As a result, I geared my education towards the development of children, technology, and the arts. I earned my MS in Education with an emphasis in Educational Technology Leadership, BA in Liberal Studies with a focus on Early Childhood Development and AA in Fine Arts with a concentration in Theater and Dance.Who is the biggest Influence in your life? My dad has always guided me in the direction to do what makes me happy. He was generous, kind, and loving, all qualities I strive to embody. While he passed four years ago, his presence is still felt in my everyday life, and I wouldn't be who I am today without him. What is the number one thing on your bucket list? One major desire on my bucket list is to visit all the island locales listed in the song, Kokomo by The Beach Boys. Aruba, Jamaica, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Key Largo, Montego, Martinique, Montserrat and Port-au-Prince. So far I've been to two out of the nine tropical islands!Why did you decide to audition for Gold Rush? Deciding to audition for Gold Rush evolved into a life long goal for many reasons. Not only would I have the best seats in the house, but I would be doing what I love best, dancing my heart out. It wasn't until I auditioned for the team several times that I realized how much perseverance and dedication it took to become a cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers. I also learned how involved the Gold Rush are in the community, and I knew by being on the team I could be an encouraging mentor. Gold Rush was everything I loved--inspiring others, dancing, performing and cheering on my favorite team. Two knee surgeries and five auditions later, I'm honored to be apart of the prestigious Gold Rush Cheerleaders, and the amazing 49ers organization.One thing most people would be surprised to learn about you… I am fluent in American Sign Language, and can sign the alphabet backwards. I love being involved in the deaf community, and it's so fulfilling to help people communicate with each other.