I’m a Preschool Autism/Special Education teacher by day and Ironman triathlete by early morning and night. I’m a proud rescue dog mom to my favorite running partner, appropriately named Buddy. With the little time left to spare between teaching, training, and dog snuggles I have a custom cookie baking business on the side. I also try to find time to coach field hockey, the sport I played growing up and through college. I also ran track throughout middle and high school which led me to my love of running and to the finish line of my first marathon by the end of college. Upon graduating the what’s next?! bug hit and I jumped into the world of triathlon and havemade my way up through the distances ever since. I grew up and still live in New Jersey and absolutely love the beach. Living and training in NJ poses the dangers of busy roads with no or narrow shoulders and bike lanes. My passion for enjoying biking outside along with the very unfortunate incidents of friends and teammates has brought me to #itcouldbeme! My four year old nephew is now proudly riding his first bike and I want nothing more than him to not only be safe, but to feel safe. One of my favorite mantras is be the change you wish to see in the world and I’m excited to help improve the narrative between motorists and athletes out on the roads!