I spent most of my childhood in the rural area of northeast Georgia and earned my Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Georgia. Upon graduating, I worked for the Taiwanese Consulate Office in Atlanta for three years, then headed off for island life in Hawaii. There, I collaborated with general education and special education teachers, therapists, and parents to offer an environment of healthy growth and meaningful education to children who had intensive sensory needs and language difficulties. The children I worked for, and the educators I worked alongside of, taught me so much about compassion and the value of our attentiveness to one another.
After four and half years on Maui, we moved on to the Boston area, looking to find our forever home. In Boston, I explored my love for animals and the field of science. I became a veterinary technician, a position which I continued through our move to Salt Lake City in 2015. My most recent work in the animal health field was with a local physical rehabilitation and acupuncture clinic for animals. Since being in Salt Lake City, I have also completed a 1,000-hour yoga therapy training course and find joy helping others through breathing, mantra, movement and meditation techniques from yogic traditions.