I was born and raised on a small boarding school campus in the countryside of Dutchess County. In our close-knit cooperative community, I began looking after fellow faculty children at a very young age. I continued to babysit and nanny in a variety of situations throughout my teens and during college. I believe deeply in the importance of creativity and play for children, as well as encouraging their self-agency. Exploring, learning and making are constants in my own life and I love sharing these practices with imaginative young minds.