I love learning and if I can help someone else learn or stay organized, great! I am an environmental engineer by training and love finding new ways to solve problems. I am a patient teacher, organized and love learning about people. I have many years of experience in Montessori teaching methods and its ability to help foster an innate love of learning. I recognize that there are many different learning styles and try to cater my help to each learner and what motivates them.
I completed my undergraduate degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI in Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in Water. During that time, I traveled with Engineers without Borders to work on a water purification project and an electrification project. I also worked for three semesters as a student co-op doing engineering process work. I completed my master's degree at the University of Minnesota also in Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in international sustainable development and water engineering. I currently accepted a position at ARCADIS engineering consultants in downtown Indy and am enjoying learning about the city.
I enjoy traveling internationally and have been to China, Guatemala (with Engineers without Borders), Italy and India (for my master's degree). There are always new places to explore!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Marquette University - Bachelors, Environmental Engineering
Graduate Degree: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Masters, Environmental Engineering
International Travel, winter sports, water sports, reading, trying new things.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that if you are interested in a subject and can relate to it, learning becomes innate. Capturing someone’s interest early creates a lifelong love of learning.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first session, I will try to get to know a student's learning style and what motivates them. It's a great way to get to know someone and how best to help them.