Hailing from Tacoma, WA, I attended Gonzaga University with a dual major in marketing and entrepreneurial leadership. While at Gonzaga, I was responsible for booking music events as the concerts director on the Gonzaga Student Body Association. I was the vice president of the Black Student Union and I started a few of my first few startups getting involved in graphic design, DJing, and web development.
After graduating in 2009, I joined Teach For America originally as a Las Vegas Valley corps member where I taught third grade boys my first year. I was a finalist for Clark County School District New Teacher of the Year and I proceeded to teach fifth grade for the next two years. Simultaneously, I graduated with my masters of education in curriculum and instruction in 2011. Throughout this time, I couldn't put off my passion for web products, web development, and graphic design. In 2011, I was a finalist for the Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology Business Plan Competition finishing sixth out of 76 teams for our concept TheVegasList. Additionally, I started teaching night classes as an adjunct professor at the International Academy of Design & Technology and the Art Institute of Las Vegas in graphic design and web development.
In 2012, I joined Teach For America staff as a manager of leadership development and coached 53 Las Vegas Valley corps members. While building the Las Vegas Valley's regional website, I noticed an open role on the marketing product development team as a front end developer and applied.
Favorite thing about Washington:
The proximity to beaches, ocean, lakes, and the mountains.
Education area you are most passionate about:
ECE affordability and access; real world learning applications.
Biggest goal for the Alumni Board:
Create foundational awareness of an alumni movement with Washington alumni and foster organic relationships and opportunities.
Favorite Age/Subject to Teach:
Any grade; social studies, problem solving, coding, math.