I am originally from Dallas, TX and loved exploring the natural wonders of the Texas Hill Country while receiving my Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies from Texas State University. However, my heart has always been in Colorado ever since backpacking through Rocky Mountain National Park in the 8th grade. My passion for education stems from over ten years of experience guiding outdoor adventure trips, planning and directing summer camps, running a chapter of a non-profit in college, and working in schools through various positions such as an AmeriCorps instructor, Assistant Director of an enrichment program, and as a Mild and Moderate Behavior para professional. I decided to make my passion for education more official when I joined Teach For America Colorado in 2017. During those two years of service, I earned my Colorado teaching licence in Science Education (7-12) and received my Masters of Teaching with honorable mention in Secondary Science from the Relay Graduate School of Education. Over the past three years, I have built a middle school science curriculum for grades 6th - 8th that is standards based, rigorous, socially conscious, and allows students to explore. I am thrilled to be returning as a teacher to a school community that values outdoor exploration as not only an educational opportunity, but also as a character building opportunity for our students. In my spare time, you can catch me running or biking the trails in Golden with my husband and our dogs, untangling fly line, day dreaming of powder days, or enjoying a good book with a strong cup of coffee.