I grew up in the west end of Ottawa and graduated from All Saints Catholic School in Kanata. After high school I moved to Kingston where I attended Queen’s University for four years and completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree with a concentration in English Language and Literature and Psychology.
After Queen’s I decided to take a year off of school to work and travel, so I travelled to South Korea and taught English as a second language, at a private school there, for a year. It was an absolutely amazing experience! I was able to completely immerse myself in a culture that was foreign to me – I had the opportunity to meet many new people, try new food, participate in Korean holidays and celebrations and most importantly…teach, which was something I had been aspiring to do. While living in Asia, I also had the chance to travel to Japan and the Philippines. These adventures allowed me to realize the passion that I have for travelling.
After Korea, I returned home to Ottawa and completed my Bachelor of Education at the University of Ottawa, focusing on English and Religious Education as my teachable subjects. After teacher’s college I was fortunate to get hired on by the Ottawa Catholic School Board and began my career as a teacher. I am now entering my eighth year of teaching here in Ottawa and am very excited to be at Immaculata teaching new courses and meeting a new group of students.
Some of my favourite things in life are: my friends and family, my cats (Pickles and Tipsy), reading, biking, cottaging, llamas, laughing, trying new foods, visiting new places, making people smile, learning and of course…teaching.