I am a Chaplain, Educator, Spiritual Director, and Marriage/Wedding Officiant! I am passionate about building community in our world to share hope, joy, love, and belief in ourselves and living our best lives.
I am a cisgender woman who uses she/her/hers pronouns.
I have been deepening my relationship with God whole life! I am Jesuit Educated, and I am a lover of nature.
I have had the privilege of traveling all over the world with my family. This taught me so much about my life and where I might fit in on this planet.
As an undergrad at Fairfield University, I had three pivotal moments:
1. A service Immersion trip to Duran, Ecuador.
2. Studying abroad in Florence, Italy
3. Attending and leading Kairos Retreats.
Each of these moments changed the way I view the world, see God, feel love, and it led me on the path to where I am now.
After college, I was a FrancisCorps volunteer for a year. I served in a Safe House for women and children in crisis, and lived in a faith-based community.
From there, I went to Boston College School of Theology & Ministry for a Master of Divinity. From there, I had the distinct joy of returning to Fairfield University for my third tour as a Campus Minister for International Immersion Trips and Social Justice. I had a blast!
After missing Boston, and the Boston Red Sox, I moved back to serve in grant writing for prison ministry with the Sisters of Saint Joseph Prison Ministry Initiative. From there, I worked part time at the Jesuit Parish, St. Ignatius of Loyola in Faith Formation.
On a whim, I heard about a job at the Kennedy Day School at Franciscan Children's, and I applied. I have been serving there since 2016 as a Religious Educator and Campus Minister.
Since 2009, I have been serving as a volunteer chaplain at Suffolk County House of Correction. I even had the pleasure of bringing Fairfield University students to prison to lead retreats more than a few times. Most recently, I have been grateful to visit those in solitary confinement, speaking to our sisters and brothers, one at a time alone in their cell, on my knees through their meal slots.
In 2016, I completed my post-masters certificate in Spiritual Guidance and Spiritual Formation from the BC STM. This ministry is at the core of what I do. I am so grateful for all that I learned, the communities I have formed, and the ways that I have been able to accompany people in all phases of life, with all kinds of abilities.