I love seeing how our products improve outcomes for kids! Getting to see and share new efficacy research and data on our products is also super exciting to me.
What 3-5 adjectives best describe you? Curious, loyal, creative, and dependable.
Briefly describe your job… what do you really do at EL? I help educators discover ExploreLearning by increasing our online presence through advertising and website strategy! On any given day I work with the entire marketing team to plan new campaigns and research new topics to best showcase our products and brand.
What do you like about working at EL? I love seeing how our products improve outcomes for kids! Getting to see and share new efficacy research and data on our products is also super exciting to me. Plus, it’s really enjoyable to work in such a collaborative environment with a tight-knit and supportive team.
What's the most seriously fun thing you've ever done? One of the most seriously fun things I’ve ever done is hiking through the El Yunque National Rainforest in Puerto Rico with my husband! We also cliff-dove and went down a natural waterslide. We made it out of the forest just in time to avoid a massive rainstorm!
Why is STEM education important, in your personal opinion?
My biggest STEM mentor is my mom, Sarah Thionville. After raising my siblings and I, my mom went back to school and earned a degree in nursing, in addition to her degree in Liberal Arts. It was extremely inspiring to watch her take on a new STEM career and field of study, and motivated me to pursue more opportunities and classes in STEM while I was in college myself!
How long would you survive a zombie apocalypse? Why?
I’d like to think I have a few handy skills that could help sustain me for a while, like gardening and native plant knowledge, but I’d have to get that far first!
Chemistry or Biology? Biology! I really enjoyed biology in school. Chemistry…not so much!
Algebra or Geometry? Algebra, I love the logic behind it.
Learn a language or learn how to code?
Both - I grew up bilingual in French and I love applying my understanding to other Romance languages. I would learn as many languages as possible if I could. But I also really value tech skills!
Deep space or deep sea?
Deep Sea. I love the ocean, and the fact that it is largely unexplored is fascinating.
Bill Nye or Neil DeGrasse Tyson?
Bill Nye. Bill Nye brings me back to fun childhood science!
Einstein or Newton?
Einstein. Somehow Einstein seems easier to relate to, as a more recent modern figure!
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Wars. I grew up watching Star Wars with my siblings.
Keyboard or Paper + Pencil?
I’ve been journaling for over 10 years and I really enjoy the experience of writing on paper!
Playlists or podcasts?
Podcasts. I love hearing about different topics. Although, I’m probably an even bigger fan of audiobooks.
In the classroom… Front row or back row?
Back row. I liked to observe the whole classroom.