I attended the University of Missouri and received a Bachelors of Journalism as well as a Juris Doctor. During college and law school I had the opportunity to live and study in London, Great Britain where I interned at USA Today International and in Cape Town, South Africa. I knew that I wanted to work with children, and after graduating I practiced family law for several years in Chicago and St. Louis. I came to the realization that my calling was to work with children in an education setting, and before I knew it I was making a final geographic and career transition – to become a math teacher in Denver! Outside of teaching, I spend my time traveling with my husband, reading, doing yoga, and playing with my dogs Izzy and Pokey.