I am a graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick. I double majored in Chemistry and History receiving a BA in both Chemistry and History. I then pursed a Ph. D. in chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania studying the synthesis of Marine Natural Products. After receiving my Ph. D. I proceeded to complete a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School studying biochemistry. I have worked as a scientist in an agricultural chemistry company and have taught Chemistry and Biochemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate level. I have tutored at both the high school and college level in a wide range of subjects in chemistry including introductory chemistry, life science/nursing chemistry courses, organic chemistry and biological chemistry. I firmly believe that all students can excel in chemistry and that much of the disconnect between the student and material is the abstract nature of chemistry. By using real world examples from everyday life and carefully crafted analogies many principles can be understood. In addition I have worked extensively on academic outreach programs focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and chemistry education in underresprented minorities both at the high school and college level. In my free time I enjoy training for and competing in triathlons, cooking and watching local professional and collegiate sports.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Bachelor in Arts, Chemistry
Graduate Degree: University of Pennsylvania - PHD, Chemistry
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