Jane is a recent graduate of Wesleyan University, where she double majored in English and psychology. Originally from Westchester, she is no stranger to NYC, a city to which she has always been drawn and in which she feels at home. During her time in college, she was a member of a co-ed a capella group named “Quasimodal,” often performing solos for a variety of on- and off-campus events. Jane especially likes to sing songs from within the genres of R&B and pop. In addition to her passion for singing, she also enjoys the piano, having received classical training for a number of years in childhood and adolescence. Music is something that she finds not only fun, but also cathartic and therapeutic.
Ever since she was a young girl, Jane felt inclined toward the helping professions—she knew she wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Before arriving at Fusion, Jane had been pursuing a career in clinical psychology, hoping to one day receive a PhD and establish her own practice; It was only midway through the first year of her master’s program at Teachers College, Columbia, however, that she realized her true passions lay not in the healing of the mind, necessarily, but in the cultivating of the intellect. Reconciling this realization with her love of children, she decided that she wanted to become a teacher. At Wesleyan, she worked for several semesters as a writing tutor and mentor at the university’s writing center. It was this rewarding experience that led her to seriously consider teaching as a possible vocation.
Beyond her intellectual and musical interests, Jane loves to spend her free time reading, doing yoga, engaging in meaningful conversation with close friends, and, of course, petting dogs. She loves animals, and has recently made the decision to maintain a vegan lifestyle as a result. Her happy place is at home watching Curb Your Enthusiasm or The Office while eating Indian food. She is honored and excited to be a part of Fusion’s vibrant, warm, and welcoming community!