Born in America, I attended Ilvermony to learn about Defense Against the Dark Arts and how it has affected both the Muggle and Wizarding World. In an attempt to further study the effects of the wizarding community on other cultures, I traveled the world, visiting wizarding villages to hear their stories. In 2000, I presented my findings to a national convention of Wizarding Historians who then recorded my information for future generations. After years of traveling, I grew weary and wished to settle down. I returned to America and took the DADA position at the school and have been teaching ever since.