I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in sociology and mathematics from the University of San Diego. While there, I was a member of various academic and community based organizations. I truly enjoyed my time while at college and learned a tremendous amount of who I am as an indvidual.
I live with my husband and beautiful baby daughter, Amelia, and our boxer/red heeler dog, Asher.
I moved to St. Louis when I graduated college to teach math at Gateway STEM High School. In 2012, I recieved my Master's of Secondary Math Education from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. I graduated with my Master's degree in Educational Administration from UMSL this past May. Hopefully in a few years I serve as a school leader in a secondary school.
At Gateway, I am involved with Cultural Day, our annual celebration of our students' diverse identities, and for several years I was a mentor for Gateway's robotics team. I have also led the Show Me Costa Rica Project at Gateway STEM where we create experiential learning opportunities for students to study biology and Costa Rican culture in Costa Rica. Our students learn entrepreneurship skills, public speaking skills, and gain international travel experience throughout the ten-month program.