I was born in Glencoe, Illinois and moved to Iowa City in 2012 to teach. I have taught 5th and 6th graders in Iowa City for six years now. The students’ creativity and passion help inspire me every day, and they push me to be a better person. There are two big goals that I have wanted to accomplish in my life. The first was summiting Denali with my dad which I accomplished on July 3rd, 2015. The other is to publish a book which I am currently trying to do with my novel Saber (go check out a sample here). I obsess over the Cubs and fantasy baseball, and I am a Friend of the Pod.