I grew up in the Portland area and am a proud Pacific Northwest native. I attended University of Oregon for my undergraduate studies, and I attended Portland State University for my graduate studies. I have been a speech language pathologist since 2013 but have been in special education in various capacities since 2004. I was fortunate enough to do an internship at Portland Village School during my graduate program and immediately recognized how warm this community is and knew I wanted to be a part of it. When I am not working, I am at home with my son, husband and dog playing, cooking, gardening, renovating our home, spending time with friends and family and exploring the outdoors.