I work as an art teacher at a public middle school. After working for a few years in a more corporate job, I decided to pursue education, quite honestly because I wanted my work to have meaning and purpose. I am passionate about working with kids and I think art is a way for us to make sense of ourselves and our experiences in the world. I especially love painting, drawing, and ceramics.
To offset the inevitable stresses of teaching, I love to stay active. I'm usually training for some kind of race (usually a marathon or a half marathon), but I also love other activities such as yoga, dancing, skiing, and hiking.
I've spent my adult life vacillating between NYC and DC. I grew up outside of the city, so I consider this place to be home.
Some other things that I love that are worth mentioning: farmer's markets, cooking, traveling to new places (near or far), playing boggle, getting lost in bookstores, people watching, joe's coffee, spotify, museums, and marcel the shell.