I was born and raised in the East Coast, and spent 11 years in the freezing midwest. I also studied and accumulated passport stamps from my home base in southern France, and served pizza in London. After all that, I moved to New York seventeen years ago, breathed in the air, the pace and diversity and knew this was home.
For work (and pleasure) I run an educational consulting firm that focuses the aspects of education that I feel most passionate about: youth voice/power, social and emotional learning, engagement and positive school culture and climate.
The downside to running my own business is that I am with my boss 24/7 which can translate into working when I should be off the clock. This past year I decided to draw a thicker line in the sand between work and non-work time. My more intentional fun includes: time in nature upstate, hosting friends for dinner, attending Meetups, walking/exploring, practicing mindfulness meditation, eating yummy food, seeing films and an occasional concert/show, hanging with my daughter when she's with me and our adorable cats (Toast and Bagel). Sitting on the stoop with a cup of tea and a great book ranks up there as well.
And, in case you were wondering:
Yes, I've been dunked in a dunk tank while impersonating a police officer.
I once saved the life of someone who choked on a plastic frog.
As we know, chemistry has the final say for the most part. Just to put it out there, humor = very hot.