Rose has worked as an educator for most of her life, in settings ranging from theatre education to afterschool programming and private tutoring. Her approach to education has been deeply influenced by her experiences with social justice and environmental education. Having volunteered with the ACLU as a legal observer and helped facilitate the youth social justice seminar ‘The Other America Tour’ has allowed her to bring her social justice training to her work in education. She’s been a Teaching Artist with the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and did an internship in the education department of the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Rose has also worked as a live-in caretaker for those needing mental health support and is currently pursuing her peer counselor certification.
Outside of work, Rose gardens and volunteers annually as a workshop assistant at the MOSES Organic Farming Conference. She has taken classes in woodlot management and mushroom cultivation through Cornell University’s Small Farms Program. Rose is also chainsaw certified and was a scholarship recipient of the nonprofit Becoming an Outdoors Woman. When not enjoying nature, she hangs out with her two cats and volunteers at the American Swedish Institute.