I grew up near Boise, went to Whitworth and graduated with a BA in History in 2002. The summer after graduation, I got married and moved to Colfax, WA. I worked at the Whitman County Library in Colfax from 2002 until 2009. In 2008 I returned to Whitworth's Evening Teaching Certificate program, student taught at Steptoe Elementary, and substituted until 2014. I completed my Masters of Education from Whitworth University in May 2015.