I grew up in Lincoln Park in Chicago, and though I've lived in two other states and two other countries, Chicago is home. I'm very proud of my city (and currently extremely excited for the Cubs). I went to Ohio for college where I majored in Creative Writing and minored in Art at Denison University. While there, I co-founded and captained the Denison Quidditch League--one of my proudest accomplishments to date.
I spent the spring of my junior year in Bath, England, where I studied Jane Austen, Phillip Pullman, J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Shakespeare, and children's literature. I fell in love with the British countryside, and found a home amongst all the literary history.
After my graduation from Denison, I spent six months in MaeMoh, Thailand, a tiny town about an hour outside of Chiang Mai, close to Lampang. I taught 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th grade English to more students than I could count. I have never felt so welcome and loved, especially when I was "Miss MaeMoh" in the Loy Kratong parade. I found a home surrounded by the rolling camel hills, amongst the nicest people I've ever met, all while eating the most delicious food on the planet.
Once I returned, I began working at a company where I taught reading and comprehension, where I found happiness for three years. I spent time as a tutor, as an Office Manager, and as a Consultant. I learned more in those three years than I ever could have imagined. It was those three years that have pushed me to be where I am now, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, learning all I can about dyslexia, comprehension, and reading development, so that I can open up The ReadEasy someday soon.
Fun facts about me:
- An elephant once picked me up with its trunk and lifted me into the air.
- I have eaten a cricket and a cicada.
- I do not like foam.
- I love to read.
Feel free to contact me with questions!