I graduated Cum Laude from Radford University with a B.S. in Theatre. During my time at Radford, I worked as part of the Box Office Staff,
taking over as Box Office Manager my senior year. I could also be found
onstage in shows such as: Rabbit Hole, God of Carnage, Stop Kiss, Hay Fever and others. I also directed Edward Albee's The Seventeenth of June. The culmination of my experience at Radford was directing John Olive's The Voice of the Prairie. I was one of five people awarded "Outstanding Major" in the School of Visual and Performing Arts.
Upon graduating, I moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina where I worked as the Marketing Executive Intern at Raleigh Little Theatre where I had an opportunity to plan social media campaigns, assist in fundraising processes, and research grant proposals. Additionally, I worked as Assistant House Manager and Marketing Assistant at PlayMakers Repertory Company, one of the leading theatre companies in the region.
In 2014, I began attending California State University, Chico as one of twenty graduate students accepted into the Rural Teacher Residency (RTR) program. This program focuses heavily on place-based pedagogy, working in socially disadvantaged areas, and research-based practices. My research focuses on how cultivating a Growth Mindset affects an academically underachieving math class. Upon completion of the program, I will be awarded with both a CA credential and a Masters of Eduction. I am a candidate for graduation in Summer 2015.