I grew up in eastern Washington, a beautiful place to live, thanks to irrigation :o) After high school, I followed family tradition and went to BYU. I graduated with a degree in history, discovering my love for teaching after explaining American Heritage (a great class, by the way) to some fellow students.
After BYU, I thought I’d shake things up and attempt teaching in another language, so I set off for my mission in Chile. I met some fabulous people, collected many interesting stories (involving beans, wrong numbers, and unique home remedies for the common cold), and ate some excellent food. When I returned to the U.S., I began my search for a decent cheese empanada north of the equator. I’m still searching.
While I was searching stateside for excellent Chilean cuisine, I also began a program to earn my teaching certificate, which I completed at the end of last year. Through a family connection and some small miracles, I recently got a job teaching 6th grade English in Washington D.C. It was quite the move!
I enjoy humor, good company, diverse books, creativity, enjoyable music, uplifting entertainment, spontaneity, and outdoor activities.
I love the gospel. It’s an essential part of my life, helping me move forward and progress as an individual. Many parts of life are not easy, but knowing the Lord’s plan makes those parts a whole lot less confusing.