I’m excited to join the Friends School community and begin working with students in the classroom.
I grew up in Washington, D.C., and as a teenager I saw myself as an east coast kid. However, once I left D.C. to attend University, my perspective shifted and I became fascinated with traveling and living out west in more rugged environments. I went to college in Southern California at Claremont McKenna College, where I played on the tennis team. I took advantage of the many activities that were available and encouraged in Southern Cal, while also staying busy with schoolwork and tennis. While in school I worked with children during the summers, mostly teaching tennis and working at various camps. Upon graduating I spent a month Alaska with NOLS, learning about outdoor education and wilderness survival. This experience led me to pursue more outdoor activities and I became interested in sharing the beauty of the natural world with children. For two summers I worked at a Ranch Camp in Wyoming, where I led backpacking trips for campers. I have also worked at an outdoor science school in Southern California. I enjoy working with students in a variety of settings and want to support them as they navigate their own development.
Personally, I have two sisters, one based in Denver and one in Los Angeles. I am an avid backpacker and mountain biker and am happiest when in the mountains. I look forward to spending more time in Colorado, exploring trails and eating good food. I also like to cook, travel and put myself in challenging situations, where I can grow and develop.