I was raised in the Midwest and attended Wheaton College outside of Chicago, where I received my B.A. in English and Secondary Education. I then worked at Interlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding school, where I substitute taught and did residence life. In California, I tutored during the school year and taught reading classes during the summer. I am passionate about literature and am also a published writer. I am excited to share my enthusiasm for the written (and spoken) word.