Can't live without: Music; Life is not complete without my favorite bands Dream Theater, Pearl Jam, Muse, Circus Maximus, and Genesis.
Favorite place on campus: The Bluff outside the Commons. I love the view of the city and Mt. Hood.
Love going to school in Portland because: It’s Portland! I love the hiking, coffee, art, mountains, people, and beer.
Favorite food cart: Brunch Box – Favs are the YouCanHasCheesBurger or Slaughterhouse IV
Kombucha or Coffee: Definitely coffee – Triple Shot Soy Caramel Macchiato, or a Shot in the Dark
Dream job: Besides being a middle school social studies teacher, I would love to be the first baseman for the Chicago Cubs.
Talk about how innovation fits into your University of Portland education: As a UP MAT graduate I tried to bring innovation into the classroom as much as possible. I was encouraged by my professors to be on the cutting edge, and try innovative techniques. I love technology, and over the course of my student teaching I was able to bring iPads, digital storytelling, blogs, Google apps, Garage Band, and many other types of technology into the classroom. The encouragement and support that I received from my professors allowed me to be successful in my student teaching placements.