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I studied German at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. During my time at Knox, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Germany for my junior year. I studied at the Albert Ludwig Universität Freiburg in Freiburg im Breisgau in the Black Forest (southwest Germany, near the border of France and Swtizerland). After graduating from Knox, I worked as a director of marketing at a travel company for five years. In 2002, I decided to go back to school to get my Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning from DePaul University in Chicago. I graduated in 2004 and started my teaching career at Harlem that fall. I currently teach German 1, 2, and 3-honors. Most years I also teach German 4-Honors.
In my free time, I am a professional photographer. I love to write and am working on a new book project that combines my love of photography and people. My husband and I are huge Dr. Who and Star Trek fans. I love nature, bike riding and travel.