I grew up in Wallingford, Connecticut and moved to Vermont for college. In 2010 I received a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont. After college, something drew me to spend some time getting my hands dirty. I worked as a farm apprentice in Maine for six months and fell in love with the work, and my life would never be the same! That winter, I followed another passion of mine, snowboarding, to Crested Butte, Colorado where I spent four ski seasons. I eventually went to graduate school in Gunnison, CO where I obtained my Master’s Degree in Education and taught my first high school science classes.
I believe that a healthy world begins with healthy people. I began my journey into teaching by working as an instructor for children at a variety of teaching farms, and eventually ran a high school garden program. Through these experiences, I discovered that I want to teach others about science, the environment, and food systems, while making learning fun. When I’m not gardening, snowboarding, or teaching, I enjoy reading a good book, cooking creative meals, mountain biking, hiking with my dog, and new sewing projects.