Where did you grow up/study?
I was born in Germany and grew up there for most of my life. I spent one year of high school in Kazakhstan before I went back to Germany to finish my secondary education. I studied in Alberta, Canada for my undergraduate degree.

What attracted you to teach at CAIS?
I had heard about the school from friends and family a few years ago not thinking about future work locations. However, this past year, God opened the doors for me to come to CAIS and put this new journey on my heart.

Biggest challenge and rewarding moment working in education?
I love seeing students who have struggled in certain areas become willing to try and grow despite the difficulty. Being able to instill confidence and give encouragement to them and seeing them succeed and thrive in all areas of their lives is very fulfilling and encouraging to me as a teacher.

Can you share one of your favourite bible verses with us?
One of my favourite Bible verses is Matthew 5:14-16. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”