I am an Upper School Global History and Social Sciences teacher and the head of the department. A native of Philadelphia, PA, I started my career as a social worker counseling adjudicated youth and helping them transition into the home and school setting. A product of Philadelphia’s public schools, I began my teaching career with the School District of Philadelphia where I taught history for five years at the high school level. Since 2005, I have taught in independent schools at the middle school and high school level. I came to Beaver in 2011 and have spent the past few years supporting teachers around using technology as an educational tool to enhance instructional practices, working with new teachers, advising student groups, and incorporating technology, and social justice into my classroom practice when teaching about past and current historical events. I speak Spanish fluently and have spent time living abroad in locations worldwide, including Rwanda, Mexico City, Spain, and Japan. I have a bachelor’s degree from Chestnut Hill College and a master’s degree in secondary education from St. Joseph’s University.