I grew up in MA, USA, and have studied the Spanish language since middle school. In college I was lucky to have the opportunity to study abroad both in Mexico and in the Dominican Republic. My experiences in these countries opened my eyes to the value of the Spanish and Latinamerican cultures. I fell in love with the people, the music, the history, the food, and the way of life.
After college, I initially worked as a translator in a local juvenile court and also as an Intensive Care Coordinator (social work/mental health field.) I worked primarily with Spanish-speaking teens and their families during the most difficult times in their lives. These positions led me to discover my passion for teaching; I realized that I wanted to work with these teens every day instead of only during their most difficult moments. I wanted to be there to support them 5 days per week, instead of sitting across a formal table from them on their court date only. I began teaching High School Spanish in the fall of 2012, and have never looked back! I love supporting my students, and now I have channeled that passion to support other teachers as well.