I am a teacher of the visually impaired (TVI), certified orientation and mobility specialist (COMS), and certified assistive technology instructional specialist for people with visual impairments (CATIS) and am currently employed at the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired as a statewide assistive technology consultant. I work with all ages both in and out of school settings. One of the favorite parts of my job is teaching a six-week course in the summer on podcasting to visually impaired transition age youth. I have presented on a wide range of topics including low vision access in the math classroom, generating creative activities to meet AT IEP goals, and future leadership in the field of visual impairments. Additionally, I have served as adjunct faculty at Portland State University teaching the assistive technology course in the teacher of the visually impaired program. I am also passionate about 3D printing educational materials for visually impaired youth and currently serve on the Diagram Center’s 3D Tactiles working group developing standards for 3-D printing for the visually impaired.
In my free-time I like to play violin, swim, watch basketball, and travel with my unwavering companion, my guide dog, Ellie.