I earned a certificate in Child and Youth Work and started my career in Toronto, in child and adolescent mental health in 2004. I worked in various settings, providing support to children with mild to intense emotional and behavioural needs. Later I complete a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa, with a focus in English and Geography.
In 2011, I travelled to Taiwan, where I worked for 3 years as a kindergarten teacher in an international school. After completing CELTA certification in 2014 and I moved to Saudi Arabia for just over two years where I taught both 2nd and 3rd grade. This past summer I complete a degree in English as a Second Language from The College of New Jersey, and I will return next summer to complete a Masters in Education.
I am excited to be in Beijing to experience all the rich history that China has to offer, as well as try as many different kinds of cuisine from the various regions in the country. I hope to run the Great Wall marathon in the spring.