After graduating from St. George’s in 1988, I decided to take a gap year. I went to Washington, D.C. where I ended up landing a fulltime job working in a congressional office.
I then went on to earn my B.A. in History from Emory University, and returned to politics soon after. At the time, targeting and polling software was very new, and my job was to develop and use the software to help direct campaign strategy. I worked on a handful of campaigns, including the Clinton campaign in 1992, and at the Democratic National Committee.
While this experience was exciting and I learned a lot of useful skills, I realized that I did not want to work in politics forever. So, I applied to graduate school, and went on to study teaching at Lewis & Clark College, and earned my M.A. there.
While at Lewis & Clark, I interned with the Lake Oswego School District in Oregon. They hired me after my internship, and I worked there for seven years. In 2004, I wanted to move back to the Northeast to be closer to family. I applied to Millbrook and have been a member of the History Department faculty ever since.