I graduated from Essex High School in 2002, and then received my BA in History from Johnson State (Northern Vermont University) in 2006. I started working for Lamoille County Mental Health that year, and worked there for three years. I moved into teaching ESL, before going on to get my Master's of Social Work at Boston College, graduating in 2015. I have been working for Counseling Services of Addison County for over five years, supporting students at Mt. Abe and in our Summer Forest Project doing trail clearing in the Green Mountain National Forest.