I was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana. Growing up in the northwest, I have an innate love and respect for the outdoors. In my spare time, you can find me hiking, biking, kayaking, or anything else that allows me to be outside. I also love music and have played the guitar since a young child. I was inspired to change communities through education at a young age by two of my most influential teachers. Because of them, I was inspired to become a teacher myself. I am currently working on a Master of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University in Policy and Administration under the context of Urban Schooling. My educational approach is heavily rooted in inquiry-based thinking, student agency, and using what we know and have learned to take action in our local and global communities. I am beyond grateful to be a part of the family and community of Short Avenue Elementary and cannot wait to learn and grow with you all.