I am from the United States. I grew up in Connecticut near New York City, and went to college in California at the University of San Diego. I have Bachelor’s Degrees in Communication Studies and Business Marketing, as well as a minor in Asian Studies. I first came to China in 2008 and fell in love with the rich history, culture, and beauty of the country. I have a passion for working with children, and love the enthusiasm they bring to the classroom. As a teacher, I believe in having patience and bringing a sense of joy to learning. In my free time I like to practice Yoga and Pilates, play basketball, and learn Chinese.