She grew up in Evanston and worked for the Y.O.U. middle school program in Skokie this past summer. She got her bachelor's degree in Learning Sciences from the Northwestern School of Education with a minor in Spanish. In the past she worked for the YMCA Y-Readers program as well as tutoring CPS students and facilitating health workshops in CPS schools as part of a student organization. In her free time she enjoys cooking, reading and outdoor activities.