I spent the first 18 years of my life in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. After graduating from high school, I moved to Newark, Delaware, to attend the University of Delaware. I was fortunate enough to go on three study abroad programs, spending a total of 15 months in Bayreuth, Germany and Karlsruhe, Germany. I came to Boulder in 2004 and received my Masters in German in 2006. I began at Fairview in August of 2006 and have been here ever since. In my spare time I read everything, attempt to cook and travel. In the past few years, I've visited Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Cairo, Berlin, Munich, Prague, Cape Town, Bangkok, and Beijing.