I was born in Mississippi but
my family moved to Austin when I was only 3. I grew up going to swim at
Barton Springs, eating great Tex-Mex and burning up in the summer heat.
After graduating from McCallum High School, I moved a whole 5 miles to
go to UT. I majored in Education with a specialization in literacy
acquisition. I loved my time at UT but I also dreamed of moving
somewhere where I didn't run into my parents at the grocery store. My
dream was realized when I was accepted into the World Teach program and
moved to American Samoa to be a volunteer teacher. Last year I taught
5th-8th grade social studies and 7th and 8th grade English in remote
villages. I enjoyed my drive to school where I got to watch waves break
over black volcanic rock. My drive down Parmer just doesn't compare! I
am forever grateful to my students from last year for teaching me so
much. I can even do Samoan dance and make a basket out of a coconut
leaf! While Samoa was an amazing adventure, I am happy to be back in
central Texas where my parents and sister live.
love the outdoors and would love to be able to swim everyday. I have a
passion for food and love baking and going out to eat with friends. When
I can't be out exploring Austin, I like to curl up with a book. Jane
Austen and Agatha Christie are my favorites but I have been known to
read certain books about vampires. When I can, I fly to Washington D.C.
where my oldest sister and niece and nephew live.