I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and went to college in Santa Barbara, as well as studied abroad in Italy and Canada.  I encourage students to make their own connections so that learning is relevant and piques their interest. One way I bridge these connections is by using technology to create a resource-rich environment. When I’m not looking for ways to enhance my lessons with technology, I can be found rolling around on my useless wooden toy, spinning flat plastic sound, and capturing digital moments.