What is your background?
I studied Human Development and Nutrition Science at UC Davis and went on to earn an MA in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, with a California teaching credential. Most recently, I worked as an education administrator.
Why are you passionate about empowering young people to be safer drivers and passengers?
My high school and early college experiences were affected deeply by the deaths of peers in distracted and reckless driving collisions. When young people are empowered to make safer choices as drivers and passengers, the entire community is supported to be safer, healthier, and happier.
What draws you to the Impact Teen Drivers Mission?
Between my family background, where safety and personal responsibility were emphasized, my experiences with peer loss, and my interest in improving the lives of teens and families through evidence-based practices, the mission of Impact Teen Drivers is near and dear to my heart.
Why do you enjoy being part of Impact Teen Drivers?
I find driving behaviors and traffic safety fascinating, and Impact Teen Drivers has an incredible team doing such important work to promote safer behaviors for young drivers and passengers.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love hiking, birding, and spending time outside. I enjoy reading food history and vintage cookbooks. My absolute favorite thing to do is spend time with my husband and daughter and our two cats.
What three adjectives would you use to describe yourself?
Inquisitive, compassionate, organized