My background is in early childhood education. I went to undergraduate and graduate school at St. Cloud State and have been a teacher and family support advocate for 13 years. I currently work for a social service nonprofit as a therapeutic preschool teacher, working not only in the classroom but in homes with the whole family. Our work addresses the whole child, family, and community system surrounding the child. I've had the opportunity to work with families and teachers throughout my travels, from Sierra Leone to India, Rwanda, Nicaragua, and South Africa.