I've never been able to choose just one path, so I'm happily juggling life as an author, actor, and educator.
I started my career teaching math to migrant children in cherry orchards and later toured the nation with a children's theater playing the Queen of Rats in the Pied Piper. Now, I live in Austin, TX where I try to make a difference as a public school educator. I also produce theater and act, though I've moved on from rats.
With the right first-day-of-school outfit, and her best friend, Daniela, by her side, Margie Kelly expected the first day of sixth grade to be perfect.
Dress-coded during her first class, Margie soon sees sexism everywhere at her school and begins her own campaign to end it. But as Margie moves forward with her plans, she’s confronted with her own privilege and the knowledge that change requires more than a sign and an Instagram hashtag.
After nearly a decade working with the children of migrant farmworkers in my home state of Montana, I moved to Austin so I could escape the freezing winters and continue to improve my Spanish. Since then, I've taught elementary and middle school students in both charter and public schools, and worked at an educational non-profit.