Living in Boulder has truly been a dream and I am so grateful to call this place home. I moved here to attend college at the University of Colorado, and the first day I arrived I knew I would never be able to leave. For the past five years, I have been awe-struck and humbled everyday by the wonder of the mountains, the vast blue skies, and the bright Colorado sunshine. I love to practice looking at the world through child’s eyes, and that is one of the many reasons I love working in the field of education – it connects me back to my own inner child. I could not imagine a better scenario than to wake up to the beautiful Flatirons peeking through my window and then get to be surrounded with the sweet curiosity, shining smiles, and brilliantly uninhibited authenticity of children all day. I am thrilled about the opportunity to spend this next year at Friends School with Rebecca and our amazing first graders, learning and growing as part of the Friends community.
I first started my career in education as a summer camp counselor with Boulder’s own Thorne Nature Experience, after I graduated from Naropa University with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. I was and continue to be constantly amazed at the phenomenon of human development, as I watch young people blossoming into their truest selves and highest potential through education and nature connection. I quickly realized that in addition to nature, working with children is my passion and knew right away exactly how I wanted to spend my days. I feel so lucky to be able to witness the growth, learning, and excitement of students in the classroom each day.
I enjoy ashtanga yoga, hiking, camping, reading, writing, drawing, running, cruising my bike around Boulder – anything active and creative. Outside of school, you can usually find me practicing and teaching yoga to kids and adults, cooking and eating delicious vegan food with my amazing family and friends, or somewhere in the mountains enjoying the great outdoors!