After earning my associate's degree at College of the Sequoias in the San Joaquin Valley, I am now a graduating senior at UCI's School of Psychology and Social Behavior. Originally from Dallas, I moved to California with my husband and children in 2004 and never looked back. What I love most about Orange County are its people, who are genuine, open and friendly, and the great schools and safe environment for my children. I freelance for many publications, but working for Patch.com is my passion. What I love most about this site is the focus on local news. It's a place for residents to find information that is immediately relevant to them.