She has been teaching for 14 years, 13 of which at O’Sullivan College in Quebec City. She is originally from Ohio but lived in New York. Her background is in communication and marketing. She was studying to obtain a Masters in Education at NYU when she fell in love, moved to Quebec and started teaching English as a second language. She now teaches ESL courses as well as core content courses in English. Before moving to Quebec she worked for GLSEN, an organisation that helps to ensure LGBTQ students are “valued and treated with respect,” where she was a communications coordinator.