I'm one of those rare Colorado natives you hear about, born and raised in beautiful Boulder. I love to hike, bike and explore new places with my husband, Brent, and two boys, Gavin (age 10) and Gage (age 8). Before getting my degree in Spanish and Education at CU, I lived in Venezuela as an exchange student for a year. What a life-altering experience! It was the first time I remember dreaming in Spanish :) Six years after getting my BA, I was back at CU for my MA degree in ESL/Bilingual Education, and had the awesome opportunity to take some of my classes in Puebla, Mexico, two summers in a row! I LOVE to travel, and it's especially fun for me to visit places where I can communicate with the natives. My most recent teaching experience was at Westlake Middle School, and before that I taught one year at PRA. I had the privilege of staying home with my boys for nearly seven years, and prior to that, I taught Spanish in BVSD. Proud to be a Buffalo again!