I've lived in Chicago/the suburbs of Chicago my entire life. I graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Elementary Education. I teach 5th graders on the "rougher" side of Evanston, which means lots of funny stories. I am passionate about my job and will do almost anything for my students. I am a perfectionist and very organized. Over the summer/Saturdays I work at Soma, if you don't know what it is, look it up! I enjoy playing and watching sports - I am a Chicago Cubs fan, but lately I can't wait for football season to start... Needless to say my Sundays get filled with football. My family and friends are very important to me and a significant other must be able to get along with them. I am shy in large groups. I LOVE to cook and also bake the best brownies in the world, they may be famous some day. My friends call me a cashew, as I am 50% Catholic and 50% Jewish.