Throughout the 5 years I have spent as an early childhood educator at a children’s museum I have witnessed how hands-on, play-centered education is transformative training for the unexpected in life. I have been challenged as I have studied children in an academic setting, with my educational background of a B.A. in Psychology, Child Development and B.A. in Intercultural Studies, along with an in-progress M.Ed. Early Childhood Education, Constructivism from Portland State University. Drawing upon my own childhood spent in sunny Southern California, my education, and my experiences, I am excited to bring my unique perspective with me as I continue guiding young children to identify and pursue their own passions as a teacher in the Rainbow room at Hilltop. When I am not working with young children I can be found baking and cooking, traveling, completing DIY home improvement projects, and camping with my family.