Bachelor in Cross-Cultural Studies, Toccoa Falls College, Georgia, 2003. Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, University Illinois, Chicago, 2006.
Instructor English foreign language Alliance Center, Saida, Lebanon, 2001. Research assistant to president Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages, Inc., Chicago, 2005—2006. Instructor English as Second Language Harold Washington College, since 2006, DePaul University English Language Academy, Chicago, since 2006.
Volunteer tutor English as Second Language Habersham Central High School, Mount Airy, Georgia, 2000—2001. Assistant teacher Family Empowerment Centers, Chicago, since 2006. Member of Delta Epsilon Chi.
Married Jared David Ostlie, June 8, 2002.