I am from Carmel, NY about 60 miles north of New York City. I recently became a New York State Certified Teaching Assistant. My church and local Presbyterian camp has been my focus for many years, attending as a child and teaching and counseling as a young adult. I spent three years teaching Sunday School to the third/fourth grade class. I have been to camp every since I was nine as a first time camper to my last three years as a lifeguard and counselor. One of my most formative experiences was being part of a mission experience where I was able to help other by participation in construction for low-income housing in West Virginia. Camp and mission work has shown me the value of “thoughts, words, and deeds” and I look forward to serving God by sharing these skills in Denver and letting God teach me through amazing new learning experiences which await me.