I graduated from Washington University, where I studied Anthropology and Biology, worked in a genetics research lab, and spent a summer assisting with botany fieldwork in Central America.
I joined PRA in 2014, as a founding member of the high school team and continue to help grow the science department as department chair. Prior to that, I worked in Denver Public Schools in both teaching and administrative roles, helping to open two different "turn around" schools and to design innovative math and science programs. I believe that, with the right supports, all students are capable of mastering challenging math and science content and that, above all, learning should be a positive, hands-on experience!
Last summer, I participated in the Teacher at Sea program through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). I spent 10 days on a research vessel helping to survey bottom dwelling fish and other marine life in the Gulf of Mexico. I can't wait to share this amazing experience with my students this year!
When I'm not in the classroom, I enjoy cooking, gardening, biking, dancing and exploring the Colorado outdoors with my husband and 3 year old daughter, Evie.