My name is Erick Guzman and I am a first-generation son of immigrant working-class parents. I was raised in Los Angeles and attended school in LAUSD. I remember middle school as a challenging time for me. My parents always emphasized the importance of obtaining an education. I graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in history and political science. I obtained my teaching credential and history M.A. from Cal State LA. For fun, I enjoy playing guitar, jogging, and cycling. I feel honored to teach in East LA and look forward to a wonderful school year.