I was born in Tallahassee and raised in Wakulla. A Wakulla High School graduate, succeeding as Salutatorian of the class of 2002, I went on to graduate from FSU in 2008. My major was English with a minor in Film Studies, which I really enjoyed and had a blast learning. One of my favorite parts of college was learning American Sign Language (ASL) which taught us using immersion into deaf culture.
Beyond college, I began working at COAST in the front office, focusing on bookkeeping. I continued with bookkeeping as I got my certification to become a teacher. I've taught at COAST for seven years, five of those seven years in middle school. While working in middle school, I earned my Reading Endorsement and am currently certified to teach elementary through middle school, all subjects, and K-12 reading.