I am an honors graduate of Harvard University, where I earned a B.A. in History and Archaeology. After college, I spent 3 years working for Teach for America, where my classroom was selected as a model for other teachers in the program. Afterwards, I taught for NatureBridge, the leading environmental science education company, where I quickly moved up to the level of a manager.
Presently, I am pursuing a PhD in Science Education and a MS in Environmental Science at Stanford University, where I am on a fully funded fellowship. In my first year, one of my papers was accepted and published by the Journal of Environmental Education.
When I started teaching, I knew I had found my true calling! I feel most at home interacting with students, and love to feel that I am helping people learn. As a teacher, I developed curriculum from scratch, created community involvement programs, worked to increase the cultural relevance of programming in schools, and had lots and lots of fun with my students. Consistently, my students would leave my classroom 1 ½ to 2 grade levels above where they had started.
In my free time, I love to hike, backpack, run, and explore new places outside. You will often find me at my local gym or yoga studio, sometimes working out and sometimes looking like I’m working out. I also enjoy cooking and hanging out in my backyard with book.