I was born and raised in Michigan and graduated from Calvin College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education and an emphasis in studio ceramics. I was married in July in 2017 and had our daughter in October of 2021. I began my teaching career overseas: two years in Jakarta, Indonesia and three years in Incheon, South Korea. Experiencing new cultures and understanding other people’s contexts gives me life and is such a blessing. Being a teacher allows me to share and cultivate curiosity about our diverse world; it is a privilege to be able to do this at South Christian!