What did you join LCN’s Board?

When I joined LCN’s board in 2021, I was looking to make an impact in my local community, although I wasn’t sure what that would look like. As I learned more about LCN and the community of Norristown, it was clear that LCN could make a big impact on the lives of local individuals and families, and I wanted to be a part of such an exciting opportunity. Since joining the board, the reach and impact of LCN has continued to impress me.

Why is lifelong learning important to you?

I believe education allows us to better advocate for our own well-being and the things that are important to ourselves and our communities and gives us a stronger democracy. Learning how people communicate in their native language and lives using their native customs also supports better understanding across cultures.

Who inspired you to teach?

My grandmother was a lifelong learner and teacher. She didn’t receive a formal college degree until she was about 60, but that didn’t stop her from providing math instruction to adult learners and informally sharing her passion in the church through bible studies and prison ministry. When out in public, her students would approach her and give her a hug hello and ask her how she was, reflecting back to her the joyful way she approached her work.

Fun fact:

I’ve played the piano since second grade and took lessons one summer to learn to play the organ. (One summer is not nearly long enough to learn that instrument!)