I hold a B.A. in International Relations and Psychology from The Ohio State University, as well as a M.S.Ed in Secondary Education from Johns Hopkins School of Education. My undergraduate research in climate change policy and negotiations encouraged me to join Teach for America, and I taught middle school science in Baltimore for two years. I am committed to not only teaching science through a social justice lens, but also making science exciting and accessible for all students. I strongly believe that these two shifts in science education will bring us closer to the sustainable and equitable solutions we need. In addition, I am eager to begin coaching Model United Nations, which was a life-changing program for me in college when I competed on Ohio State’s travel team. I am so incredibly excited to join DCI to help students develop and grow into proactive global citizens.
I am only fluent in English, though I have a few years of formal Spanish and Turkish instruction under my belt. I look forward to practicing conversation with students this year, and would love to pick up Mandarin as well!