Department: Social Science, Department Chair
Start year at Drew: 1999
Years in education: 18 years
Sports, activities, A/B Blocks, student clubs involved with:
I have been one of the teachers for A/B Block Cooking since it began, in 2001. I am also one of the faculty advisors for Unity.
DEALL trips/projects that have led/been involved with:
I have led two trips to D.C.: one with a focus on politics and the other with a mixed focus on history and college visits. I have done three different Cooking DEALLs, two that involved basic skills and visits to culinary schools in Napa Valley and one that ended in the production of four short cooking shows. I also led a Sewing DEALL and a Wedding Cake Decorating DEALL.
What is your favorite part about being at Drew?
I like being at Drew because I appreciate the independence I have to pursue topics that interest me and bring them into my classroom in different ways. I also really enjoy the emphasis on individuality that flourishes within the student body; it makes teaching interesting and challenging. Last, but definitely not least, I like the sense of kindness that pervades the institution. I think there is an expectation of kindness between my colleagues, between teachers and students, and within the student body.
What is your life like beyond Drew and what are your favorite activities and passions?
Outside of Drew I’m pretty similar to the way I am inside of Drew. I like to cook, I like to read both history and fiction, and I like to make things. I am frequently engaged in projects from sewing to construction. I am also a literacy volunteer in Berkeley and an avid follower of American and international politics.
Fairfield University, M.A. Georgetown University, B.S.