I am originally from Western Massachusetts and came out to the beautiful state of Colorado in 2001 to earn my undergraduate degree from the University of Denver. I received a degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting, but realized that was not a career path I was interested in pursuing. In 2007, I returned to DU to get my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Mathematics. I have not turned back! Since then, I have been teaching 7th grade math, and I am excited to make the transition to 8th grade math this coming year. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, traveling with my husband, hosting dinner parties and listening to smooth rock. I am excited to be part of the McAuliffe community!