I am a Phoenix native and proud product of Arizona’s public schools. I am all about education and it has carried me to Colgate, UCLA, and Harvard. While living in Los Angeles, I taught high school English in LAUSD and loved every second of it – I still miss my students. But a number of factors (including Reduction in Force layoffs) led me to pursue a Doctorate in Education. In Boston, I served as an editor on the Harvard Educational Review, an advisor for the Teacher Education Program, a research assistant, a teaching fellow, and a yoga instructor at a local studio. Currently, I am a postdoctoral research fellow at ASU’s School of Social Transformation. My research lies at the intersection of teaching, teacher education, and the formation of meaningful human relationships. I am also a mom, a wife, a yogi, an intermediate baker, and a coffee/ tea/ice cream aficionado.