My Family Values Education
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I remember watching my mother struggle to become the first person in her family to earn a bachelor’s degree. Starting with her GED and constant strength to defy the odds, she ultimately was able to achieve her B.S. despite memories of low expectations. Her story and accomplishment left me with a deep understanding of how important education is.
With this, I’ve built my professional career with experience spanning urban public K-12, secular international schools, and adult career education.
In my current role as the Vice President of Instruction at a technology education organization, I oversee educational quality and advocate for and support teachers at centers that prepare adults for careers in the tech industry. Prior to this, my experience in the tech industry includes roles as an education-based Product Manager and as a Director of Instructor Development for education startups.
Knowing that K-12 is one of the most important times in a person’s education, I’ve also spent several years as a 7th grade public school math teacher in Oakland, CA, and as a 5th grade and then middle school math and science teacher at the Udine International School in Italy.
Over the years as a tutor and mentor, I’ve worked with organizations including IntoUniversity and the University College London Horizons program for aspiring first-in-family college students, and iMentor in New York. I've also volunteered with TechBridge in Seattle and am currently an academic support tutor for youth in foster care with Treehouse for Kids.
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I hold a masters degree in Quantitative Analysis Political Science from the London School of Economics, and Economics and Political Science degrees from the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon. I've lived and worked in the Bay Area, London, Hong Kong, Italy and New York. My husband and I have a multi-cultural, bilingual family and are proud to call South Seattle home.
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