I'm a Christian and an independent voter. I was born in the Philippines, migrated to the USA in 1981 when I was 15 years old, and became a US citizen. I studied Applied Mathematics at UC Berkeley and worked for a state government agency for 27 years. During my employment, I served in various roles such as Claims Examiner, Training Consultant, IT Project Lead, IT Business Analyst, and Internal Auditor. I am now retired and want to pursue my interest in cooking and writing.