I graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 with a major in Music History and Theory, and I received a Fulbright to study music and music education in Lima, Peru, at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. After the grant period, I stayed in Lima for another five years teaching music and eventually English as a Second Language, and I completed a Master’s degree in Music Education online through Boston University. As an educator, I am most passionate about helping students discover and articulate just what they love about music in order to deepen their playing and listening. Outside of school, I keep active in the local music scene, working as a drummer in musical theater productions, playing mandolin and fiddle bluegrass bands, and teaching private lessons. In addition to English, I speak fluent Spanish, and I am very excited to work with students in DCI’s Spanish Language track. I am also looking forward to working with DCI’s eminently diverse body of music-loving students, who I am sure will enrich my musical life just as much as I hope to enrich theirs!