I was born in Glencoe, Illinois and moved to Iowa City in 2012 to teach. I have taught 5th and 6th graders in Iowa City for 5 years and have loved every minute of it. The students’ creativity and passion help inspire me every day. There are two big goals that I have wanted to accomplish in my life. The first was summiting Denali with my dad which I accomplished on July 3rd, 2015. My other goal is to publish a book which I am currently trying to do with my novel, Saber (go check out a sample here). I’ve recently added a third goal: Learn how to draw! So I am working on that, too. I am a huge Cubs fan, fantasy baseball aficionado, and friend of the pod.