I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in History and Philosophy of Science and minors in Philosophy and Religious Studies. During my undergraduate career I began an internship in Autopsy Pathology which began my trip down the fascinating road to learning about Anatomy and Physiology, and led to my full-time employment in the largest cadaver lab in Western PA. I feel that my natural "knack" in life is to teach, and I love teaching anatomy and physiology above all else!
I have tutored First-Year Medical and Dental students in graduate-level Human Anatomy for the past five years, and have tutored undergraduate students in Human Anatomy and Physiology, as well. I founded and oversee an undergraduate Anatomy-based internship year-round that focuses on teaching basic anatomy and physiology (and aspects of pathophysiology) to pre-medical, pre-dental, and pre-health-profession students. I believe that no doctor can truly perfect their craft if their knowledge is not rooted within the inter-workings of the human body, and early exposure to learning about the body will create better and more effective doctors.
My students appreciate my ability to convey difficult concepts to them in ways that are easily understood, as well as my ability to tie everything together and facilitate learning - and with anatomy, EVERYTHING is actually connected! I have a keen eye for discerning my individual student's learning abilities and struggles and modify my teaching methods to a manner that best suits them. I have completed graduate work in Physical Anthropology, Embryology, Bioarchaeology, Genetics, and Orthopaedic research.
Aside from my fascination with anatomy and physiology, I am an avid guitar builder, musician, snowboarder, aspring (albeit terrible) comedian, and cook - though I will admit that my teaching is far superior to my cooking.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus - Bachelor in Arts, History and Philosophy of Science
Woodworking, Snowboarding, and Anatomy!