About: I fell in love with teaching science as a graduate student. I was originally pursuing a career as a marine biologist but once I started teaching classes, I knew that teaching was my true passion. I believe that science should be accessible to all and that science can save the world. My goal is to inspire my students to explore the world that surrounds them and discover how science impacts their daily lives.
Before embarking on the teaching pathway, I concentrated on marine biology research and was an intern for the Orange County Sanitation District in the Ocean Monitoring Division. I know what is required to be successful in the sciences and am looking forward to mentoring students who are interested in pursuing the science pathway.
Aside from being an avid science nerd, I also have other interests and hobbies. The ocean is my happy place, and I love SCUBA diving and surfing. I am currently part of a Master’s swim team, and try to get in a swim workout whenever I can. Camping, hiking, reading, and working jigsaw puzzles are some of my other favorite hobbies.
Bachelor of Science: Marine Biology- California State University, Long Beach
Master of Science: Emphasis in Endocrinology and Aquatic Toxicology- California State University, Long Beach
Single Subject Teaching Credential: Science- California State University, Long Beach
Teaching Since 2014
Teaching at Mater Dei Since 2018