My name is Sharon Jensen, and I'm currently in the MAT program at SOU. I grew up in a small town in the Black Hills of South Dakota until I was 12, then lived in Southern California through high school. Yes, there was culture shock! I got my B.A. in Drama from Vassar College, then dabbled in comedy and acting in New York City and Los Angeles for many years. During this time I also worked with kids of all ages in improv workshops, and eventually I taught improv and stand-up comedy to kids at a fine arts camp in Alaska for three summers. After volunteering in elementary schools in Los Angeles and Ashland, I decided to go back to school and pursue teaching as a career.