Jocelyn Armendariz has been in education for 9 years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from New Mexico State University, and is expecting a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Eastern New Mexico University in July. Her experience in education began in The Gambia, West Africa. There, she worked with a team of educators from all over the world to develop a literacy program for local schools. Following her time in West Africa, Jocelyn continued seeking opportunities within the field of education. She taught in Moscow, Russia for two years before returning to Colorado in 2018. Settling near her home state has allowed her to enjoy the perks of living close to family and friends.