I am originally from Columbus, Ohio and moved to Los Angeles in 2018. Growing up in the Midwest, I spent a lot of time playing outside, constructing rich imaginary worlds both with my friends and alone in my backyard. As the only child of an English professor and a librarian and who spent a lot of time around adults on a university campus, teaching was something I had always considered but did not pursue until college. In my first semester, I taught a photography class to middle schoolers and began working in a gallery where I primarily gave tours and planned activities for elementary school children. After receiving my BA from The Ohio State University, I moved to Los Angeles where I continued to mix my passion for art with education by becoming a museum docent. I love how naturally inquisitive children are and nowhere else have I found that to be more true than at City Kids! I look forward to expanding my role as an educator and becoming a part of this vibrant, welcoming community.
In my free time, I enjoy cooking, film photography and exploring the city on foot. I live in Koreatown with my two cats.