I am originally from Chicago, Illinois in the USA where I studied International Relations at Lake Forest College. I moved to Sweden 20 years ago with my Swedish husband. I continued studying at Stockholm University. I have mostly worked in Corporate Communications, but moved into the education field at EF Education, where I worked with the "High School Year Abroad" program. I helped develop an English program for young children called "English4Kids", and integrated it into the Upgrades Education group. We inspired kids to speak English in small group classes, private tutoring, homework help and even childcare. I thrive in helping students succeed in all aspects of education, especially where English is involved. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy yoga and exercise as well as spending a lot of time with my kids who play ice hockey.