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Aug 2015Present

Technology Integration Consultant

Bishop Seabury Academy

Analyze school wide uses and areas of need in 1:1 tablet program. Provide individualized support to teachers in tablet use. Develop specialized plans for teachers for more effective and expedited use of tablets given classroom needs. Develop long term projects aimed at maximizing potential of tablet use school wide.

Jul 2014Present

Academic Coach

Bishop Seabury Academy

Providing support for students in achieving independence and confidence in the face of challenges. Focusing on developing grit, self-control, and self-advocacy through building foundational skills necessary for high school and college, including organization, long term planning, and goal setting. Currently working with small groups at Bishop Seabury Academy.

Jul 2011Jul 2014

Science Teacher

Bishop Seabury Academy

Created inquiry experiences that engaged students in science at the middle school level. Established 6th grade science curriculum and developed 8th grade curriculum to incorporate more inquiry based projects and activities. Desired outcome was to instill the skills and content that enable students to develop individualized learning paths in science.

Institutionalized, planned and led school wide science fair in, and 2013. Developed student science fair template, organized student resources, designed judges' training presentation and scoring rubric, and created organizational system for setup and take down for future science fairs.

Aug 2009Jun 2011

Science Teacher

Saint Louis Public Schools

Sole 8th grade science teacher at Gateway Middle School in charge of science education for one hundred and fifty 8th grade students. Developed critical thinking skills, lab skills, and prepared students for advanced science courses in high school through questioning, intensive inquiry based projects, demonstrations, and providing opportunities for the creation of original student work.

May 2009May 2011

2009 Corps Member

Teach For America

Selected from over 20, 000 applicants nationwide to join the national teacher corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in under-resourced public schools. Participated in intensive training program to develop the skills and knowledge needed to achieve significant gains in student achievement. Taught in a summer school program run by Teach For America for low-income students in the Atlanta Public School District. Engaged in a full schedule of professional development activities including seminars, discussion groups, workshops, individual and group reflections, readings, and learning teams specific to teaching license area. 

Mar 2008Aug 2008


Catholic Charities in St. Louis

Worked with three other educators to develop and implement reading and math curriculum, daily schedule and field trips for 25 low income students in the Normandy school district as part of a summer program.

Jan 2008May 2009

Study Abroad Ambassador

Overseas Programs Office, Washington University in St. Louis

Represented the Washington University study abroad programs, collaborated to organize study abroad forums, workshops and information sessions, and attended sessions to inform students of available programs and opportunities.


Jan 2014Present

M.A in Global & International Studies

University of Kansas

Pursuing an interdisciplinary master's degree with a focus on minority and women's rights concerns in the Middle East. Coursework has included an exploration of feminism, terrorism, minority rights, and politics. Thesis will focus specifically on minority-government relations in Turkey and how those relations have defined European Union and Turkish policy concerns.

Aug 2009May 2011

M.Ed in Secondary Education

University of Missouri in St. Louis

Completed a masters with a focus on middle school science education while teaching in an 8th grade science classroom. Completed a master's thesis focusing on the inquiry approach in science and its impact on student outcomes when compared with the standard 'teacher as lecturer' approach. Found that student gains in terms of engagement and understanding were magnified when using an inquiry approach.

Aug 2006May 2009

B.A  in Anthropology, Magna Cum Laude

Washington University in St. Louis

Majored in anthropology with a focus on the Middle East. Took Arabic for three semesters. Studied abroad in Cairo, Egypt in fall 2007 where I took both Egyptian colloquial and modern standard Arabic. Completed an undergraduate thesis exploring group dynamics and reasoning leading to suicide missions in the Tamil Tigers and Hamas.

Aug 2005May 2006

Saint Olaf College

Majored in sociology/anthropology with a focus on Middle Eastern Studies. Transferred in order to take advantage of greater language and course opportunities at Washington University in St. Louis.