List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • My primary roles at Thacher

    Spanish teacher, advisor to junior girls in The Hill dorm, and a tennis and basketball coach.
  • I knew I wanted to work at Thacher when

    I visited campus for my interview. I was very impressed with the caliber of the students, and I really liked all of the adults I met. Everyone was kind and caring, and also had great senses of humor, which is important to me!
  • When not in the classroom I can be found

    With my family, reading a book, taking a walk, or watching Netflix.
  • Since you asked me to brag, here are the professional accomplishments I’m most proud of

    Earning a masters degree while working full time and raising a family.
  • Favorite places on earth

    Oregon. Devon and Somerset, England. South Georgia Island.
  • The book, movie, work of art, or piece of music that I cannot imagine life without

    That is a very dramatic question. There are several authors whose work I think changed the course of history and therefore had an impact upon me—I would say that Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz from the 17th century produced seminal work for feminism. Also, Lillian Faderman’s 20th-century research and subsequent books were very important.
  • Hardly anybody knows that

    I worked as a Starbucks barista for two years right out of college.
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up (when I was 10)

    I think I wanted to be a nurse.
  • What I want to be when I grow up (now)

    I am still holding out hope that I will be recruited by the CIA or MI-5 to do covert operations. Spanish teacher by day, operative by night.