I received my Master of Arts in Biology from Point Loma Nazarene University. My undergraduate studies were completed at Pepperdine University, where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a focus on Marine biology and Ecology. Additionally, I also hold California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Biology. My credential program was completed at California State University San Marcos. Since completing the credential program in 2008, I have worked as a high school science teacher at a large private high school in the area. In the six years that I have been teaching, I've had the opportunity to teach a variety of courses including: General Biology, Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, Marine Biology, and Honors Anatomy and Physiology. For the past three years, my focus has been on the latter three courses previously mentioned. Prior to becoming a high school teacher, I worked as an Outdoor Educator at Ocean Institute, and traveled throughout Western Europe teaching English as a Foreign Language classes in Greece, and England. I have a true passion for education and science. My goal when working with students is to provide them with an opportunity to take ownership of their learning, resulting in greater understanding and appreciation of the topics we are discussing/learning. In my spare time, I enjoy surfing, swimming, sailing, snowboarding, photography, and traveling.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Pepperdine University - Bachelor in Arts, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: Point Loma Nazarene University - Master of Arts, Biology, General
State Certified Teacher
Surfing, swimming, photography, and travel