Born in Winston-Salem, Audrey grew up bicoastal, dividing her childhood between North Carolina and California, where most of her family still resides. Upon graduation from R. J. Reynolds High School here in Winston-Salem, Audrey traveled to Chapel Hill to begin her undergraduate career at the University of North Carolina. During her time as an undergrad, Audrey loved studying languages—German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili- and traveling. Through her study of Swahili, Audrey worked with tutoring services on campus and became interested in issues of educational equity.
Audrey graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and German with a minor in Social and Economic Justice and moved to New York City with Teach for America. In her opinion, the most meaningful part of teaching was guiding students to successful outcomes post-graduation. After seven years of teaching at the high school level and with a Master’s of Science in Education from Bank Street College under her belt, Audrey decided it was time to transition to a role outside of the classroom. Wanting to continue to work with students as they embark on their college journey, Audrey was drawn to Salem College’s Admissions Office in 2016.
Audrey loves to hike and spend time outdoors with her lovable mutt, Arthur. When she’s not outside, Audrey can be found in a yoga studio, trying out a new recipe or cuddled up with a good book.