From the moment I stepped into the classroom I knew that this rewarding field of work was for me! I cannot imagine doing anything other than spending my days working with infants and their families—it is an honor! Outside of the classroom I am an active amateur flutist, and Santa Barbara has such a big and diverse music community I feel so lucky to take part in! I have performed at the courthouse and so many different churches and theaters in town. As a flutist who specializes in low flutes, I love bringing the entire flute family into the classroom and making “live music” a special part of everyday with our children at ECCES! I am currently pursuing my Masters in Education with an emphasis in Infant/Toddler Mental Health and Constructivism at Portland State University.