"Education has played a major role in my life, whether it has been as a student or as an educator. Throughout high school, I was a personal tutor for middle school students and younger classmen. During my undergraduate studies at UC Irvine, I continued tutoring under classmen as well as students from local high schools. After graduating, I became a teacher in Cambodia while serving in the Peace Corps. I taught a myriad of subjects ranging from English, history, math and economics. During my maste"