An alumni of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and Clark University. I received my bachelor's in Public Health Education from SIUE in 2011 and my master's in Community Development and Planning from Clark in 2013. I was fortunate enough to travel to Spain and Ecuador for study abroad trips to fine tune my Spanish speaking skills. In 2011, I also traveled to Ghana West Africa for my internship before graduating. I have worked with a variety of age groups and cultural backgrounds during my time as both a student and tutor. In the tutoring realm, I worked for a semester as a Spanish teacher for 1st and 2nd grade students in Southern Illinois, and for one year as a writing tutor with adult ESL students in Massachusetts.
My philosophy is that education is a life long process and we as individuals do not all share the same style of learning. Having been a visitor to countries with a culture and language different from the one I am used to, I have been in many situations where I faced things completely unknown to me. I faced difficulties in learning new things and it helped me be patient with the process of learning. I realize that learning and education can be challenging, but even more so it can be so rewarding. I want the students I work with to know that I've been there, in situations where learning something new may be challenging, and I am excited to be a part of that learning process with them.
Outside of work, you can find me checking out boat loads of new music. I like to go to concerts at small music venues and get my kayak on a river or lake somewhere when the sun is shining. I volunteer with a local cat shelter and have never been so happy to be covered in fur. I love to take pictures and capture candid moments. You might also find me in my car on a road trip to somewhere new at any chance I get.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - Bachelor of Science, Public Health Education
Graduate Degree: Clark University - Master of Arts, Community Development and Planning
Music, photography, kayaking, road trips, budget travel, concert going, eating cupcakes
10th Grade Reading
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Reading
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Reading
12th Grade Writing
9th Grade Reading
9th Grade Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science