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As a California native, I'm thrilled to be a part of the team here at Eyewitness News in Bakersfield.

I grew up outside San Francisco in a little town called Lafayette. That's where I first picked up the TV bug, spending much of my free time writing, shooting and editing videos with my friends. I don't know where those tapes are now, but I'm guessing they would make some great (and embarrassing) #TBT material.

Far from the bucolic hills of Contra Costa County, I spent my college years at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut. There, I pieced together my own multimedia curriculum, taking classes in English, art, video production and audio recording, ultimately graduating with a degree in music.

I had my first experience in broadcast news while interning at KGO-TV, the ABC affiliate in San Francisco. After graduating, I had to get somewhere warm, so I moved to sunny Los Angeles. I was extremely lucky to spend more than two years as a writer at KABC, the highest rated news station in Southern California.

I'm excited to explore Bakersfield and the surrounding areas. In my free time, you might see me swimming, seeking out the best tacos or singing in the street.