Cameron grew up in Santa Barbara, California, where she graduated from Laguna Blanca School in 2005. She attended Boston University and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Literature and a minor in Italian Literature. During her years as an undergraduate, Cameron studied abroad in Padua, Italy. Here, she developed a deep appreciation and respect for (read: deep-seated obsession with) the rich Italian history and culture.
A year after graduating college, Cameron returned to Boston University to pursue a master’s degree in teaching with a concentration in secondary English education. Cameron’s coursework focused mostly on American Literature, educational theory, and intensive curriculum development and design. She completed her MA at the top of her class and received a personal letter of recommendation from the Dean the School of Education at BU.
After graduation, Cameron settled in to teach high school English in California. She also designed the curriculum for and taught a study skills class that was integrated into the regular summer school coursework; she advised the student-run school newspaper for four years, the student-run literary magazine for three, and was a designated writing specialist. In addition to a full teaching schedule, in her final year there, she took on the role of coordinator for interdisciplinary collaboration, wherein she facilitated grade-wide, project-based learning across varied subjects. Cameron loved teaching poetry and writing most, especially 1-1. In these two spaces, she found that students were likely to surprise themselves with their own ability and passion; uncovering this kind of passion is her favorite part of being a mentor.
In 2015, Cameron moved to London with her husband and shortly thereafter began tutoring international students in literature, writing, and SAT/ACT prep. She has also worked as a consultant with non-profit education-driven programs in and around London.
Cameron enjoys traveling, drawing, yoga, and alarming her friends by reciting entire soliloquies from various Shakespearean plays and sonnets.