I work as an art teacher at a public middle school. After working for a few years in marketing, I embarked on a scary (but ultimately worthwhile) career change to art education. 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 dabble in all kinds of art -- everything from painting and drawing to printmaking and ceramics.
Outside of work, I love being active. I'm usually training for some kind of race (usually a marathon or a half marathon), but I also love yoga, dancing, skiing, and hiking.
I'm extremely close with my family and friends. I value my relationships with the people I love above all else. I have lived in NYC for about 5 years, and spent several years living in DC. Urban life suits me, but I love planning getaways to enjoy time in nature.
Some other things that I love... farmer's markets, cooking, traveling to new places (near or far), playing boggle, getting lost in bookstores, people watching, joe's coffee, museums, and marcel the shell.
making smoothies and juices
trying new things
Food: The more unusual or foreign, the better. I especially love Indian, Thai, and Japanese. And avocados on everything!
Movies: A League of Their Own and almost all of Wes Anderson's movies
Music: The Head and the Heart, Kishi Bashi, Alt-J, Sufjan Stevens, Regina Spektor, Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, and so many others...
Podcasts: Radiolab, This American Life, Serial
Books: currently reading: All the Light We Cannot See
1. running sneakers
2. a stack of books by my bedside
3. expertly curated spotify playlists
4. a means of documenting my experiences (camera/journal/sketchbook)
6. weekend brunches
the latest episode of radiolab or this american life
If you've read my profile and think we would get along, send me a message!