About Me

Originally from Minneapolis, MN, I moved to Astoria, Queens in the summer of 2010 to become a teacher in NYC. I graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN with undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Economics and received my Masters of Arts in Teaching Secondary Mathematics from Bard College in Annandale-On-Hudson, NY. Before moving to New York, I spent 2 1/2 years working at Target's corporate office in downtown Minneapolis.

I have a lot of experience working with students, from elementary to high school. While getting my undergraduate degrees, I spent one summer working with 3rd-11th graders at a religious camp in Wisconsin and helped in a 6th grade math class in Northfield, MN during my senior year. While working at Target, I volunteered at a K-12 fine arts school in Downtown Minneapolis, working with 1st, 4th, 5th, 10th, and 11th graders during math class. In New York, I was a student teacher for 8th-12th grade students in Kingston, the South Bronx and Downtown Brooklyn. 2010-11 I taught Integrated Algebra to 9th and 10th graders at Cambria Heights Academy in Hollis, Queens. The next 4 years I was at UA School for Wildlife Conservation, teaching Algebra 1, Algebra II/Trig, Geometry, Personal Finance, and Computer Science. The 2016-17 school year was my first year teaching at The Salk School of Science as the 7th and 8th grade Math Learning Specialist and Coding teacher. 2017-18 and 2018-19 I continued to serve as the Math Learning Specialist for 7th and 8th grade.

Outside of teaching math, I spend most of my time following sports (specifically football, baseball, and college basketball), practicing/performing in a professional choral group (The Collegiate Chorale and The Astoria Choir), and enjoying time with friends (especially if we're playing a board or card games). I'm a fan of most Minnesota teams (Vikings, Twins, Gophers) and the NY Rangers. I finished my second masters at Lehman College in May of 2018, receiving my Masters of Special Education for grades 7 through 12.

I have been a Math for America Teacher Fellow (2010-2015) and am currently a MfA Master Teacher (2015-Present). I am also a member of the PCMI Teacher Leadership Program Summer Staff, helping design and facilitate professional development for teachers around the country (2018-Present).
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