I am originally from Berwick, Louisiana but currently reside in New York, New York. Growing up in a small town was a great environment for me to get closer to my family and friends. I was very lucky to have all of my immediate relatives live in either Berwick, or the neighboring town of Morgan City, teaching me the importance of fostering healthy relationships with those close to you. However, my parents understood how limiting it can be to grow up in a rural part of the country. My siblings and I were very fortunate that my parents wanted us to learn about the world and expose us to as many cultures as possible, which contributed to my world views and passion for equitable learning environments.
After I graduated from Berwick High School I went to Fort Worth, Texas where I was enrolled at Texas Christian University. While at TCU, I joined the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma and learned valuable leadership skills, details of which can be found on here. After two years at TCU, I decided to move home and transfer to Louisiana State University. Upon my transfer to LSU, I declared my major to be Mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Education. This decision stemmed from my love for mathematics and the added opportunity of educating today’s youth. While I attended LSU, I worked as a student ambassador for the College of Science, representing the Department of Mathematics, a peer mentor for a freshman seminar course, and held leadership positions in my sorority, all of which are outlined here.
While my time working on my mathematics degree was very rewarding and educational, the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the inequities of the American educational system, especially for students of color and students of low socioeconomic status. My education did not feel complete when I graduated from LSU, so I decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. This program highlighted a special emphasis on social justice, which translated into each course’s readings, activities, and discussions. Details about my coursework and experience at Teachers College can be found here.
Below you can find a document outlining my teaching pedagogy, which will hopefully help you learn more about my philosophy of teaching and my goals for the future of education.PDF Embedder requires a url attribute