I'm a political junkie with an affinity for poetry.
What I’m doing with my life
I've moved, a lot. My most recent city of residence was Boston while I was getting my Ed.M. Even though I hate everything about Boston sports and 11feet of snow, I stayed in the Boston area to be an AP in a middle school in Dorchester. I've gotten tired of my family's (read: mother's) nagging to move back home and settle down so I just recently moved back to the area and started my dream job in NYC. The dream is to continue working to ensure that all students have access to a great education and that one day I stop moving every 2-3 years.
I’m really good at
Volleyball, teaching, writing, being on time, and forgetting to
tell my mother that I've left the country/state/city she originally
thought I was in. I've now done this a few times and it has made
for some unpleasant arguments.
The first things people usually notice about me
When I was living in Louisiana it was my New Jersey accent. When I was living in Boston it was probably the fact that I was cheering against whatever Boston team was currently playing. Now it's probably that I look really really lost even though I'm technically from here.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Hunter Thompson, Ian Rankin, NY Poetry, reality shows, House, How I
Met Your Mother, House of Cards, Scandal, The Daily Show, 30 Rock,
Springsteen, Cajun/creole food, Indian food, Haggis, and tea
The six things I could never do without
My journal, passport, mascara, aviators, a pen, a book, and yoga.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Politics and education policy. How to make Spanish more interesting
for my students. Why I don't have more time to read more books. How
I can make a better pot of chili.
On a typical Friday night I am
Let's just say that I'm very happy to be back in the land of happy hour.
I try to sneak out a little early on Fridays so that I can get a good run in or some yoga or a nap. I need some time to de-stress before I dive into a weekend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once won a whisky drinking contest in Ireland.
You should message me if
You can deal with my love of football season and the NY Giants. And you should definitely message me if you like to read.