Ms. Aust graduated magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut in 2009 with a Bachelor of General Studies, Human Services. She is originally from Hawaii and has lived in various parts of the United States as well as Japan, England, and Germany. She has been involved in education in many ways, including as a parent, PTA President, and teacher, and she is delighted to continue that commitment to education at BASIS Independent McLean: "I love that BASIS Independent McLean allows students to take responsibility for their education and offers them an environment where learning is exciting and expectations are high. Kids are so capable, and when they believe that, they can achieve amazing things." Ms. Aust has three teenagers and likes to quilt in her spare time.