I grew up right outside New York City and was certainly influenced by the multiculturalism showcased there in everyday life. After graduating from Skidmore College (2013) with a BA in Psychology, I took an opportunity to move to south China to teach English language at an influential university in Zhuhai. While there, I realized the depths of my love for teaching from my wonderful students, as well as my love for living and working internationally (certainly influenced by how incredible the food was in China). After my year there, I attended Columbia University Teachers College (2015) where I graduated with a master’s degree in Secondary English Education.
From there I moved to Guadalajara, Mexico where I had the incredible opportunity to work at the American School Foundation Guadalajara as a maternity leave replacement with 10th graders teaching them world literature. Even temporarily, I was strongly welcomed into their community and relished my time teaching there. Unfortunately, my time there had to come to an end, but I was more than lucky that I was able to find a position here in Costa Rica.
I have been at CDS since the 2017-2018 school year teaching 11th and 12th grade US Literature, AP Literature, and AP Psychology. Working at CDS has allowed me to teach incredible literature and concepts to wonderful students as well as to pursue some of my own passions, and help the students pursue their own, through faculty advising the Panther Banter school newspaper.