A writer and a bilingual teacher in Colorado, she has lived and taught in South America for many years.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and an Master’s degree in Multicultural, Bilingual and ESL education from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
As a writer she has written for a variety of magazines including a sustainable business publication (LOHAS Journal), a travel periodical, and a Spanish-language magazine that focuses on politics and culture (Nuestra Gente Utah.). She recently published a professional development book for teachers titled Ladybugs, Tornadoes, and Swirling Galaxies.
In addition to her teaching and writing, she is currently presenting at state and national conferences as well as working with other teachers doing trainings and consulting work.
She is a member of several different professional organizations including the National Association for Bilingual Education, the Colorado Association of Bilingual Education, the National Council for Teachers of English, and the International Reading Association. She has also participated on a panel during the 2007 PEBC symposium in Denver, CO to examine how educators can better capitalize on research and professional development about Culturally and Linguistically Diverse learners.