I grew up in gorgeous Ithaca, NY. In 2004, I graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Human Development. In 2006, I received my M.Ed. from the Bank Street College of Education in NYC. Early in my career I worked as an educator, both in the classroom with young children and as a community education coordinator. In 2008, I began working as a facilitator of evaluation partnerships at the Cornell Office for Research on Evaluation (CORE). While at CORE, I partnered with a variety of different types of not-for-profit programs including science education programs, programs for military families, and undergraduate faculty professional development programs. These experiences rekindled my early interest in the way people learn and "learn to learn." In 2015, I began working as an independent consultant with a focus on evaluative thinking and the development of "learning organizations." I currently live in Rochester, NY with my husband and two daughters.