A native Californian, Lyrica received a BA in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz. After graduating in 2010, she spent a year and a half in France as an au pair and a teaching assistant for a nursery class at Forest International School. Lyrica now lives in Brooklyn, and this will be both her fourth year living in NYC and working at WMS. This fall, she will continue working toward her Masters degree in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) at the City College of New York. She is very excited to learn and grow as an educator, both through her studies and with the community at WMS.