I am a Coloradoan who recently relocated to San Diego from the Tidewater area of Virginia. A homeschooler as a child, I've spent time in homeschool, public, and private education. As a high schooler, I tutored middle schoolers in reading and comprehension several days a week. As a college student, I worked with underpriviliged ESL students in an afterschool program that helped them with their homework and typing schools while providing a fun, safe, and stimulating environment. (I was also the... [more]
A lifelong reader, I was taught to read in homeschool. I've tutored middle schoolers in reading and reading comprehension and worked in an ESL after-school program in college that helped provide homework assistance to elementary and middle schoolers in a safe and stimulating environment
Government & Politics
I graduated with honors from Regis University with a B.A. in Politics and with magna cum laude honors from the prestigious Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver (named for former Secretary of State Madeline Albright's father; she and former Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice are both alumnas of the school). There, I studied International Studies, with concentrations in both International and Comparative Politics and graduated with emphases in Intelligence, Security, Global Health, and Professional Communications.
I've also recently relocated from the East Coast, where I worked in a library, helping children and parents find age-appropriate literature and learning to work the Dewey Decimal System for the first time. It's magical to watch a child unlock words and comprehension and see all the worlds available to them in books!
I've interned for the Colorado House of Representatives and worked as a Research Analyst for the National Conference of State Legislatures in the Energy, Environment, and Transportation Division, providing biapartisan research for all 50 states and U.S. territories. I was a subject expert on over 30 issues and also worked on the Nuclear Legislative Working Group, which was a bipartisan committee of state legislators working with the DOE and other stakeholder on the issue of cleanup of the defense nuclear sites.