I grew up in Costa Mesa, CA and studied environmental sustainability at George Mason University after high school. I then went on to complete my M.A. in International Environmental Policy at Middlebury Institute of International Studies. While in college I interned with various environmental non-profit organizations, worked as a substitute teacher, and traveled to eight different countries. After completing my master’s degree I worked as an outdoor educator at the Environmental Nature Center for three years. Last year I decided to change my career and pursue a teaching credential and Master of Education at National University. Before teaching at Samueli Academy I worked as a substitute and student teacher at my alma mater, Costa Mesa High School. Outside of teaching I enjoy reading, hiking, camping, and drinking coffee. I am looking forward to teaching Environmental Science this year because I am passionate about conserving the natural beauty in our world and helping students understand how they are connected to the natural environment all around us.