I have over 20 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, trainer, and coach. I hold a B.S. in psychology & a B.A in French Literature from Tufts University, and a M.S & Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. I have taught human development studies to prospective and seasoned educators, social workers and child life specialists in varied settings, including Wheelock College and Penn State. I have presented at regional, national, and international conferences. At the community level, I have designed and taught many parenting and professional development workshops in local schools and facilitated new mothers' groups at The Freedman Center at MSPP (currently William James College.)
I have also served as developmental consultant to several non-profit agencies including WarmLines (currently The Freedman Center for Child and Family Development at William James College), COMPASS for Kids (currently part of ImagineThat), and Families First, as well as to Massachusetts public and private schools. My teaching experience, along with my passion for empowering families to examine their values and goals within the framework of what we know is good for child development, gives me a unique lens for putting developmental theory into practice, for both families and professionals who work with them.
I am active in the Greek American community and a mother of three.