I love living in Colorado, but I was born and raised in Spokane, Washington, where I earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Teaching from Whitworth University. After moving to Boulder in 2006, I began my teaching career in Adams 50 high schools. I started teaching at McAuliffe when it first opened in 2012. When I’m not teaching, I like to travel, cook, read, and spend time with my family. My husband teaches philosophy at CU Boulder, and he helps me chase after our dog, Benny, and our son, Max.