I am so excited to be joining the Virginia Chance community this year as the Environmental Program Assistant! With a diverse background in land stewardship and early childhood education, I am eager to bring my experience to VCS. While studying Communication at Michigan State University, I worked as an educator at a Detroit-area non-profit art center that focused on healthy artistic expression and the relationship between art and nature. I have spent time working on farms in various parts of the Midwest and Europe, furthering my understanding of sustainability and ecologically-sound organic farming practices.
I am committed to putting the mission of VCS into practice. I respect our core values and progressive curriculum focus and believe that early education, specifically land stewardship education, is crucial to the future sustainability of our community. With an appreciation and understanding of the outdoors and its relationship with our community, our students will be able to make healthy decisions in the future. I believe that guiding our students in developing a sense of wonder for the natural world through hands-on learning is the best approach!
Growing up in Michigan, I am a lover of all things outdoors. When I am not in the school’s greenhouse, you can find me trail running with my sister, Julia, spending time with boyfriend, Nathan, reading, and growing microgreens for local restaurants.