I am a doctoral student, currently researching how teachers experience professional learning through personal learning networks. My aim is to develop an evidence based framework for PLNs, and to develop a conceptual framework that captures 'connected educators'. While I am basing my research on teachers' professional learning, I believe that my research will have implications for the professional learning opportunities of individuals in many different fields, and I am very interested in how we can break down the silos that exist between different professions. Prior to beginning my full time research, I was a librarian and teacher, and have been fortunate to have many wonderful learning opportunities across a variety of roles, in a variety of contexts. When I'm not working, I love reading, playing with my Jack Russell puppy, Ruby, and cooking. I'd love to travel more and see the world, and eat my way around many different countries and cultures!