I grew up east of Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from a small liberal arts college in Tampa. I taught high school English for the next few years, but I wanted to learn more about what was impacting my students before they even entered my classroom. After 8 years of teaching, I enrolled in an educational psychology program - and then I found out about the field of human development and family science. Understanding the connections and interactions between families, schools, communities, and other social contexts is absolutely fascinating to me because there are so many stories to hear and to tell.
MA: Education and Human Development: Human Development and Family Science