My road in life took a while to figure out.
Got a job running a farmer's booth at a local market.
Freelanced for nonprofits that the farmer connected me with (but working full time in another field)
Did a year of service with FoodCorps and realized I love teaching
Followed local orgs and searched for jobs relentlessly
Applied for a teaching position with the Wylde Center
Got promoted and manage part of the program now!


High School
Creative Writing
Georgia State University


Atlanta Schools Program Manager

I teach environmental science and farm to school programs to children in title 1 schools

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Environment & Nature
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

I feed / water the chickens, collect eggs, and check on the area of the garden that's my responsibility. I review my lesson plan and schedule for the day, load up my materials and head to school, where I teach 2 kindergarten classes in the garden (we do a sensory scavenger hunt) and two second grade classes on life cycles. We plant seeds or care for the garden and maybe meet a chicken and talk about her life cycle. Then I go back to work and prep for my after school garden club at the home office.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Get a job or internship working with kids to make sure you like it.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Horticultural Science


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

""You won't make any money teaching," "How can you teach Farm to School if you don't have a science background?""

Challenges I Overcame

Physical Issues