Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, I fell in love with story telling at a young age, finding narrative in everything from history to biology. Endlessly eager to learn, I was lucky to have gifted teachers who supported my dyslexia and neuro-divergent learning style, and helped me to excel in academic environments, fostering drive, perseverance, and curiosity. By high school, I was so devoted to education that I became the kid who shushed her classmates. Yes, that kid.
To this day, my love of learning is still core to who I am. I'm a great big nerd for language, politics, and humanity in general. I have two degrees from the University of British Columbia and a background that spans a variety of disciplines, with formal studies in English Literature, Social Sciences (psychology, sociology), and Acting, as well as life experience that runs the gamut from slam poetry performance and podcast production, to business operations and event planning. Outside the classroom, I can still be found working on creative projects and volunteering my time with local organizations to bring positive change to my community.
When I began my path to becoming a teacher, I could not have anticipated how fulfilling this career would be. I consider it a privilege to work with young minds and engage them in exploring and understanding today's world. I believe in transparency, authenticity, flexibility and compassion, and I invite students to bring their authentic selves to our work.
In 2014, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Acting, having also completed additional upper-level course work in English Literature and Psychology.
In 2018, I returned to UBC and completed my one year Bachelors of Education as a Secondary Teacher specializing in Drama.
2018, Teaching Practicum at Magee Secondary School, Drama
2019-2020, Teacher on Call with North Vancouver School Board
2019-2021, Humanities Teacher at Little Flower Academy
2021-Present, Secondary English Teacher at Crofton House School
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