Ms. Jimenez has an interest and passion for working with school age students since she was in her early years of middle school. Knowing that many of her relatives did not have the same opportunities in attending schools that help prepare scholars for college, Ms. Jimenez made it her mission at a young age to help those who need support towards their pursuit in higher education. Ms. Jimenez volunteered at her local elementary school for over a year during her high school years. Shortly after graduation, Ms. Jimenez attended UC Merced to major in Psychology and Education. She attended UC Merced for two years and decided to return to Los Angeles to give back to the community, she will be attending California State University, Los Angeles to finish her last two years of college and plans to receive her bachelors degree in Psychology and Primary Education. Ms. Jimenez has been working in Equitas Academy for the past 6 years, she has instilled the belief and made it her mission to prepare scholars to graduate from four-year colleges and universities, she joins the Equitas team with over two years of experience in childcare and over 6 years working with Kinder through 4th grade scholars. She has a great passion and dedication to teach the scholars of the Pico Union community. Ms. Jimenez is excited to be part of the Equitas team where high goals are set for scholars to achieve excellence and be well prepared to attend college.