More About Me
I love teaching and sharing knowledge with my students, regardless of whether it is harp or English, and I am always excited to learn new things from them as well. I enjoy the dialogue and creativity that occurs as part of the process of learning and am just as excited as my students when they discover or accomplish a certain goal. There have been a number of educators in my life that deeply impacted how I learn and interact with the world around me and I would love to share that with my own students.
Outside of teaching, I also work as a professional harpist and am deeply passionate about interdisciplinary studies, especially combining elements of literature with music. For fun, I love to hike, bake, and do aerial silks.
Undergraduate University: Northwestern University
Year of Graduation: 2019
Majors/Minors/Specialization: BA, English Literature; BM, Harp Performance
Graduate University: New York University
Year of Graduation: 2022
GPA - 3.56; ACT - 35; Dean's List - 2017-2019 Accolades: Honors English Thesis (2018-19), Robert Mayo Prize (2018), Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Poetry (2018), Summer Research Grant Winner (2018), Best of the Net Finalist (2017), Pushcart Prize Nominee (2018) Leadership & Employment: Poetry Reader, Helicon Literary Magazine; Treasurer, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship; Hiring Campaign Manager, Bienen Concert Management; Freelance Ghostwriter/Writer, self-employed
I've taught privately and with a number of institutions for the past five years, and have worked with students from as young as pre-school up to doctoral candidates. At Northwestern, I was a Writing Place tutor and a tutor and mentor for Books and Breakfast. I tailor my teaching style to what works best for my students and enjoy using a number of creative methods and platforms to help teach concepts in a way that is readily understandable for them. Other teaching experience includes teaching singing and music with the New OC Children's Choir, private tutoring, musical lectures and demonstrations and local libraries, and four years of ESL experience.
Philanthropy / Volunteering Experience
In my free time, I enjoyed playing music in the lobby or emergency rooms of Kaiser Permanente and CHOC hospital, as well as volunteering at my local church as a Sunday School instructor and in food drives.