I’m a native of Philadelphia and attended high school at St. Joseph’s Prep School. I did my undergraduate at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania, where I got my BA in English literature. I spent my last semester at the Newman Center for Irish Studies in Dublin, Ireland, where I concentrated on Irish literature, specifically the work of James Joyce and Irish theatre.
After graduating, I worked at Epic Systems in Madison, Wisconsin, where I was a technical writer for medical software. I also contributed to several marketing projects for the company.
After leaving Epic, I became an English language teacher in South Korea and then a graduate student at Lehigh University. I graduated with a Master’s of Education in May 2011, finished my position as Graduate Assistant at Lehigh’s Global Union in June, and worked as support staff for the Iacocca Institute’s Global Village for the 2011 program.
From September 2011 – August 2012, I worked as an English language teacher at Beomeoh Elementary School in Yangsan, South Korea as part of the EPIK Program and under the supervision of the Kyeongsangnam-do Office of Education. I then took my current position as an English instructor at Pusan National University at the start of the Fall 2012 semester, teaching Conversational English in the International Language Institute.