I was born in Leonardtown, MD, but moved to Bethel Park, PA when I was only one year old. Therefore, most of my childhood was spent in Bethel Park. It was at Bethel Park High School that I found my passion for technology education. I always knew I loved technology, but I never knew what I wanted to do with it. Technology has always been a big part of my life because my father is super into technology. He is a software engineer that works for Carnegie Mellon University and the Department of Defense. All my life, he has been teaching me about the power of technology, and I always found that to be so interesting. Once I started learning more about technology and enrolling myself in multimedia courses, I knew that technology (and multimedia specifically) is what I wanted to dedicate my life to.
In addition to my growing passion for multimedia was my growing passion for education. I found myself sad to leave school and excited to return to school. I refused to take a study hall in all my years of high school because I feel in love with being in class and with being a student. I have always been a people person and lover of education. I have a long line of educators and priests in my family, so it was only natural for me to be a people person. My mother was an elementary school teacher who taught a variety of grades as well as special education classes. She was the one who opened my eyes to the fun and excitement of education. It wasn't long before I realized that teaching is what I was born to do.
With my father being a technology whiz and my mother being an educator, I found that I am a nice in-between. I am absolutely fascinated with the power of technology and the power of education. Both of these fields are ever changing and, at times, challenging, but both fields are also very exciting and rewarding. I am so excited and honored to be starting my journey as an educator of the technologies. I cannot wait to see what my field of study has in store for me.