I am from Syracuse, NY and received my B.S. from Syracuse University in Education and psychology. I currently live in Austin, TX where I work as a classroom teacher for students who are DeafBlind at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. I am in my final year of obtaining my M.Ed. in Special Education, my certification for Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments as well as my graduate certificate as a Teacher of Students who are DeafBlind at Texas Tech University. I am also a professional board member of the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB). I am passionate for family engagement and Social Emotional Learning for the field of DeafBlind education.