I am a teacher within the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) as well as a graduate of Masters of Education in Urban Education at OISE/UT. I am certified in Biology and Chemistry, having completed my double major honours bachelors of science in Biochemistry and Psychology. During my B.Ed. I was included in the Inner City Cohort option which looked at ways to improve learning experiences of underserved students within urban communities. With a strong interest in Urban Ed. I applied for a Masters of Education, specifically to the Urban Education Cohort that stretched across three departments at OISE and part of the Centre for Urban Schooling at OISE (CUS). My experiences at OISE have greatly affected my pedagogy, practice and stance within my classroom and across one of the largest school boards. Having worked with the City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division, I have been part of summer camps, after school programs and training in the Scarborough area as well as the GTA.