I have been teaching science for 19 years now and am very happy doing so. I attended college first at the University of California San Diego and then moved to the University of Arizona. I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a Masters Degree in Public Health – Epidemiology. I hold National Board Certification in AYA Science (Biology) and an Arizona Secondary Teaching Certificate with endorsements in Gifted and SEI.
I currently teach Biology and Anatomy & Physiology in my role as Residential Faculty in the Biosciences Department of Phoenix College. I am also the Principal Investigator on our S-STEM grant and run our Undergraduate Research program. Before PC, I taught Science at Maryvale High School for over 10 years and served as Science Department Chair. I believe that the scientific process of finding answers is a critical part of education and in addition to helping people reach academic success a solid understanding of this process helps students to make positive life choices.
I live in Tempe, Arizona with my husband of 21 years, three daughters (14, 13, and 5), one son (2) and our family dog. My older daughters both participate in piano, lyrical jazz, ballet and horseback riding, so I spend much of my time getting them to and from lessons. However, in our free time we enjoy gardening and playing in the Pacific Ocean.