I am a certified Assistant to Infancy credentialed by the Association Montessori International (AMI), which is
the gold standard in Montessori training. Prior to 2010 I worked as an international relations professional
at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).
I completed my masters in international development and public international law at the Fletcher School
of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 2005. Before joining USIP in May 2004, I worked at Covington
and Burling as a paralegal on cases related to environmental and insurance law. I completed a bachelor
degree with a double major in Government & International Relations and German Studies from Clark
University in 2002. I attended universities in Germany (Trier & Berlin) during college. My inspiration for German language &
culture came from growing up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
When we began looking for a preschool for my first son, we discovered Siena Academy, a Catholic Montessori school accredited by AMI. I began in earnest studying Dr. Montessori’s insights. This interest led me to becoming a certified early childhood educator in the Montessori tradition.
I have been working on developing resources for parents, educators, and child advocates since 2014. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Montessori Catechetical and Cultural Institute.