I am an energetic and passionate tutor, who is very much in touch with her inner child. I would describe myself as a bit of an eternal student: I completed my bachelor's degree (or college degree) in biological anthropology focusing on primates, finished my master's degree (another two years of classes and research) in anthropology, again focusing on primates, and am now working towards yet another master's degree in environmental sciences. For this latest degree, I am studying how gold mines in Peru may alter biodiversity.
I have loved teaching ever since middle school, where I volunteered in classrooms in the grades below me. I think growing up with a teacher for a mother has really made me love and respect teaching and learning. I have worked in kindergarten all the way through university students. I have worked on reading skills with first graders and essay writing with second year college students. I have worked as a substitute teacher in elementary school, a teaching assistant for introductory college courses, a mentor to high-school students, and more. I love teaching and helping others. Education has been a large part of my life and I want it to be a large part of my future.
Before switching to studying biodiversity and conservation on a larger scale, I studied primates. I've studied primates in Costa Rica, Bolivia, and Peru. I also volunteered at a zoo with orangutans, gorillas, gibbons and siamangs, macaques, and lemurs. Some of my favorite monkeys include orangutans, capuchins, and marmosets.
In my free time, I enjoy dancing, cooking spicy foods, hiking, reading about the latest science discoveries on the internet, and spending time with my friends and family. I love Harry Potter, chocolate, watching Disney movies, and would describe myself as a dog-person.
George Washington University - Bachelors, Biological Anthropology
University of Victoria - Masters, Anthropology
Elementary School Math
High School English