My career in education began thirteen years ago, when I was hired by Orange County Public Schools after graduating from Rollins College with a degree in Environmental Science and Growth Management Studies. I began teaching at Apalachee High School after moving to Georgia in 2011, where I continue to improve my craft as a science teacher. Towards this goal, I earned my MEd in Science Education from the University of Georgia, and completed coursework to obtain ESOL and Gifted endorsements. Last year, I served as Barrow County School System’s Teacher Leader for high-school science, and this year I am serving as a host teacher for a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation fellow. I also serve as a mentor to high-risk students through the University of Minnesota’s Check & Connect model program.