I received my undergraduate degree from Middlebury College, a small liberal arts college in Vermont. I majored in neuroscience and took additional pre-med courses. During college, I worked at the Addison Central Teen (ACT) Center, which is an after school program for middle school and high school students. At the ACT Center I engaged teens in educational board games, provided mentoring and guidance, held group discussions about taboo issues facing teens, and of course had some fun while playing gym games like dodgeball. During the summer, I worked with the education department at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in Medford, NJ. I developed lesson plans for week-long educational summer day camps for children ages 4-14, and worked with my team of counselors to carry out the camps each week. We integrated teaching about the importance of preservation and protection of the New Jersey Pine Barrens habitat and wildlife through educational games, scavenger hunts, visits to the on-site animal refuge, and other activities. Having taken graduate anatomy and physiology courses at the University of Western States in Portland, OR, combined with my science undergraduate background, my strongest courses to tutor are anatomy and biology. As a student, I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the natural systems around me and the systems that make up our own bodies, and my passion for these subjects shines through with my students and my hope is always to ignite the same passion in them. I am planning on getting my Master's at the University of Colorado in Modern Human Anatomy, and with this degree I hope to teach basic science and anatomy courses to students in pre-professional medical programs. Currently I am employed with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife office in Denver. On my days off, I lace up my running shoes and go for long runs, preferably on one of the many beautiful trails this state has to offer.
Middlebury College - BA, Neuroscience