From a very young age, I enjoyed science, art, and building things. Taking a round about path starting with graphic design and advertising and ending with a BA in Special Education. I attended SUNY New Paltz with a concentration in field biology and environmental study. Later switching to Science education. After moving to DC and teaching at The Lab school of Washington, I was encouraged by Sally Smith the founder of The Lab school to continue with a Sped Degree from The University of The District of Columbia. Prior to DCI I was at Yu Ying PCS for 3 years moving to DCI in the 2017-18 school year teaching science. Since arriving I have found DCI to be welcoming and supportive to both staff and students.