A native of New Hampshire, Ms. Sousa received two bachelor’s degrees in December of 2011 from Keene State College in New Hampshire in Sociology and Holocaust and Genocide studies. Post graduation, she joined Teach for America and taught for one year in New Mexico, and two years at Alma del Mar Charter School. During that time Ms. Sousa earned her Masters in Teaching in Curriculum from Boston University. She spent two years teaching fourth grade as the founding fourth grade teacher. She then went on to be the founding Dean of Culture. Upon working in that role for two years, she became the seventh grade humanities teacher and academic dean. In July 2019, she became a full time Middle School Academic Dean, impacting scholars and staff while outside of the classroom. Ms. Sousa is a Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Fellow for Education and is currently in Cohort Nine of the Lynch Leadership Program in Massachusetts. For fun, she likes to run, do yoga, read, learn Roller Derby, and spend time with her crew.