Born and raised in Winfield, Illinois, Ms. Vargas was raised by immigrant parents that taught her the value of education at a young age. In high school, she found that teaching was her passion when she started tutoring middle school aged students. Ms. Vargas graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Elementary Education. Since her education career started, Ms. Vargas has worn many hats including youth program coordinator, middle school ELA teacher, third grade teacher, and special education elementary interventionist. Empowering her students to believe in themselves and providing a quality education for all is what Ms. Vargas hopes to achieve.