2nd year with Minneapolis Public Schools.  Special education assistant with the ASD program.  More than 10 years of prior experience working with transitional and at-risk youth within the juvenile justice system in Maricopa County, Arizona; Humphrey Job Corps, St. Paul; Hennipen County and Anoka County shelters.  BA in youth and families programs, graduate of Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis.  Hobbies include: reading, spending time with family and family pets, social and board games.