Courses Taught: Comparative Literature and Economics
B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA.
Ever since I was a 3-year-old jumping into alpine lakes and hiking with my family, I have found the most happiness submerged (or at least near) in water. I developed my passion for education through a family history of teachers and two mentors my junior year of high school who reignited my passion for learning. While studying Mathematics and Economics at Whitman College, in Walla Walla, WA, I grew into a driven whitewater kayaker and educator. I had the opportunity to spend my junior year away from the university, instead traveling to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Futalefu, Chile working as an assistant math teacher and kayak instructor respectively. This year cemented my desire to be working in education and in the outdoors. World Class was the perfect fit.
After my first semester with the Kayaking Academy, I had the opportunity to jump over to the Kite Academy and teach upper-level math and Spanish while learning to kite. I am proud to say, I am 100% a product of the Kite Academy. Working in both academies has given me unique perspective of the programs. Being able to teach, coach, and mentor these groups of talented, driven, and passionate young men and women is an incredibly fulfilling experience. Being able to teach, know and support whole students as they grow into top-level athletes and global citizens is what keeps me coming back. It has been an exceptionally unique opportunity for me to grow as a coach and a teacher during my three years with the kite program.
When not at school helping students work on their new tricks, answering questions about Lagrange error and L’Hopitals rule, having a conversation with students about power and privilege or crushing Vetea Borsema at frisbee, I strive to spend as much time exploring new river canyons, reading, playing cribbage, cooking, pretending to be a photographer and laughing with friends in the sun.