I grew up in a small town north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2011, I graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in Studio Art and an Art Teaching Certification from Carlow University, which included a study abroad semester at the VSVU Academy of Fine Art and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. Before moving to Denver, I spent a year teaching English in South Korea, where I also led a children's yoga class and worked as an actor, director, and graphic designer with a local theater group. When I'm not teaching, I love painting, hiking, doing yoga, and dancing as often as possible! I'm enormously glad to be part of the Castro family, and I feel thankful each day for the chance to explore the weird and wonderful world of Art with our students.