After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign I came to Chicago with a job in advertising. Yet, through working with Big Brother Big Sisters I found a passion for urban education and was sure a new career path was in my future. I earned my Master's in Education from Roosevelt University to begin life as a teacher. After a year of teaching and development work in East Africa, I came back to Chicago, and came to ChiTech, where I teach the Entrepreneurship course. I love what I teach because of the empowering message that entrepreneurship can have for my students and our communities. I strive to bring my passion for community, social enterprise and social justice to my classroom.
Outside of school, I love to spend time with friends and my family -- my babies Asher and Simon, wife Amanda, and very strange cat Eddie. I also love cooking, Bob Dylan, and '90s pop culture.