Hi everyone! Originally from Minnesota, USA, I became a third culture kid when my family moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2000. After spending 10 years there and graduating in international education, I fell in love with life abroad and the idea of teaching overseas, so choosing education as my university major was an easy decision. It was volunteering with a Special Olympics program during university that led me to pursue special education specifically, and since starting my career, my goal has always been to make education more accessible and inclusive for all learners.
I have been based in Bangkok, Thailand since August 2020, when I joined International School Bangkok as the Elementary Life Centered Education teacher. Before moving to Bangkok, my career began with a similar teaching position at the International School of Brussels. Now, after 8 years of working with an amazing neurodiverse population of students and some incredible educators, I am excited to be a part of the great work SENIA does around the world.
A lifelong learner myself, I am currently enrolled in a Disability Studies graduate program that elevates the often underrepresented voices of self-advocates. Outside of school and work, I love travel, food, and sports – particularly boxing and Muay Thai. I also love meeting people all over the world, so let’s connect!