Blue Suede Shoes

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap

Behind the Shoes

I am a 2010 Memphis alumna. I graduated with a bioengineering degree from my beloved Penn State, where I worked for Teach For America as a campus campaign coordinator during the 2008-09 academic year. I was also a corps communications operations coordinator at the 2009 NYC institute and a school operations manager at a middle school at the 2011 Atlanta institute. I taught algebra 1 and geometry and coached the swim team at a public high school. The summer following my second year, I was an Urban Leaders Fellow in Memphis, working part-time with New Leaders and part-time with then-City Councilman (now Tennessee State Senator) Lee Harris. I graduated in May 2015 with dual degrees from Penn Law School (J.D.) and Penn Graduate School of Education (M.S.Ed. in Education Policy). I have returned to Memphis to clerk for a federal judge during 2015-2016.