I have completed coursework for the Graduate Certificate in College Counseling from the University of California Los Angeles, and hold a Master’s Degree in Education from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Russian with a History Minor from Georgetown University. I have two decades of experience working in public schools and districts, including as a high school social studies and English language arts teacher and as an instructional coach and curriculum coordinator. My work in curriculum and instruction focused on social studies and disciplinary literacy at the secondary level. My work has spanned Los Angeles and Denver, and I am passionate about equity in education having worked in two diverse urban school districts.
In addition to my paid work experience, I have logged countless volunteer hours over the years. I have served in various elected and volunteer positions at my children’s elementary and 6-12 public schools. I have also volunteered with the International Rescue Committee as a family mentor to newly-arrived refugee families from Cameroon and Afghanistan. Currently, I am a volunteer at College Track Denver, supporting first-generation, low-income students with college access.