I have been a high school history teacher for the past 18 years. Being a teacher, I’m able to maintain my interests in multiple fields; I’m a strong believer in interdisciplinary education. Prior to my career in teaching, I worked as an economic analyst for Wells Fargo Bank, an architect and planner for a department store chain in NY, and as a residential and commercial architect in San Francisco (including a second stint at Wells Fargo).
Along the way, I received a bachelor’s in international relations from Berkeley, an M.Arch. from Wisconsin, and graduate history degrees from the Hagley Program at U Delaware and a doctoral program at U. Chicago. I am currently completing my coursework for a PhD in curriculum and instruction--with focuses on secondary school history, technology, and student motivation--at North Carolina State University.