I grew up as a competitive swimmer and was proud to be a NCAA finalist and Academic All American for Harvard University, where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in European History. Professionally, I worked in various roles in marketing research and advertising, and earned an MBA from Northwestern University along the way. I spent over 20 years in various start ups, corporations and professional organizations such as the American Dental Association helping companies learn to how to listen to their customers and communicate with them effectively. After my three children were born, I found a new passion for the field of learning differences, so I am currently in “Phase 2” of my professional career as a doctoral student in School Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. I have a Masters in Professional Psychology from UNC, and I’m on track to earn a Ph.D in 2022. My research is focused on the needs of twice exceptional students, particularly those students who are gifted and dyslexic, which makes the diagnosis particularly tricky. There is nothing I love more than helping students find clarity and understanding about how their own brains work, and to help set them on a path for success in all areas of their lives.