I have obtained my B.A. in Environmental Studies and International Relations from Washington & Jefferson College in 2011 and in 2014, I received my M.Sc in Environmental Studies from Point Park University. Upon graduating in 2011, I began working with The Student Conservation Association and a few other environmental nonprofits as an environmental educator. I am especially passionate about sustainability and environmental justice.
As an avid traveler, in 2015, I decided to move abroad to Istanbul, Turkey where I began teaching English as a Second language at Ibn Haldun University. While my role was to teach English, I was fortunate enough to be able to create a speciality course and after school club with the students that were interested in the environment to share my passion with them.
My tutoring and teaching style tends to change based on the students needs, interests, and learning preferences. My main goal for each class is to spark interest in the topic and create an engaging and interactive lesson based on students' understanding and personal interests.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Washington & Jefferson College - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Environmental Studies
Graduate Degree: Point Park University - Master of Science, Environmental Studies
My hobbies outside of academia include traveling abroad, hiking, and going on cross-country road trips in my self-converted van. Since the pandemic, I have also began to teach myself the guitar and crocheting which I am enjoying a great deal.