I’m a young professional interested in pursuing a career in teaching, educational policy, instructional design, and advising. I worked as the Program Support Administrator for the Interdisciplinary Studies program at Plymouth State University from December 2016 to July 2018. During that period of time, I was swept away by the interdisciplinary model of learning, and how this approach to education can inspire students to think about education as a creative process that enhances their learning and autonomy.
I was exposed to Open Pedagogy as an undergraduate student in the English department at PSU, but I didn’t understand the extent of open education and accessibility until joining the Interdisciplinary Studies team at Plymouth State University. Through that position, I was able to witness the tangible, immediate benefits of sharing education, building bridges, and interdepartmental collaboration, transforming the way I will continue to think about and engage with education.
I’ve been studying Indian philosophy and yoga for the past seven years, which has developed into an indispensable component to my work as a blossoming educator. Developing my spiritual practice and learning how to think critically about myself and others has transformed the way I am able to relate to and engage with students. I have two yoga teacher certifications: a 900-hour Yoga Teacher Certification from the Yoga Institute in Mumbai, India, and a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification from the Dragonfly Yoga Barn in North Sandwich, NH. Although I’m not currently teaching classes, I consider these certifications to be an important component to my work in education because they’ve helped me become a more dynamic educator, filling my toolbox with a wider collection of resources to work from.
I graduated from Plymouth State University in 2016 with a BA in English and a minor in Spanish, but my journey as a student is far from over. I began the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Dartmouth College in Spring 2019, with a special focus on Cultural Studies. After graduating, I plan to pursue a PhD in Education.