I was born in California and raised in Minnesota and Massachusetts. After earning my bachelor’s from Spelman College, I returned to Northern California to serve with City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley where I worked with middle school students in an after school enrichment program and pushed into classrooms to support as a TA during the school day. In this role my passion for working with students and preparing them for their future endeavors flourished. After my year of service, I taught at a boarding school in Connecticut while earning my M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennslyvania’s Graduate School of Education. After teaching Science in Farmington, Connecticut; Washington DC; and Denver, Colorado, I transitioned into admissions at a K-8 school in Cambridge. While I love classroom teaching, admissions has provided me with the opportunity to assist in shaping school culture by building a community of learners, future leaders, and change-makers.