I am from a very big family in a very small town in Michigan. I had a non-traditional education since I was homeschooled K-12. After graduating from Eastern Michigan University (with a B.A. in Spanish Education and a M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language) I’ve worked with students of all ages from kindergarten through college: tutoring undergrad students and training other tutors, teaching K-8 Spanish in Detroit, teaching English in Spain through a Fulbright grant, and teaching elementary and middle school Spanish at another project based school here in San Diego. My other hobbies and passions include reading, photography, social justice, activism, travel, art, music, zines, and more. I love project based learning because it allows students and teachers to connect (and discover) their passions through projects. As English Language Learner coordinator here at HTHI, I’m passionate about making education accessible for all students and families. I’m also part of the CARPE network working with educators across the state to increase college access. I’m excited to learn and grow as part of the HTH family!