I went back to school to become a scientist in 2006. I knew I had a flair for the analytical but I wasn't sure exactly where I wanted to go with it, so I just dove into the most scientific-seeming coursework I could find -- namely, chemistry. Lucky for me I chose the field of study that would eventually become my passion and career. I went on to take many courses in math, physics, and biology as well but chemistry has remained my favorite subject ever since I started on the long path towards becoming a scientist. I completed my undergraduate studies in 2012 with baccalaureate degrees in chemistry and biochemistry and my first published research appeared in FEBS Journal in 2014. I have tutored science and math at the college level both as a freelancer and as an employee of Seattle Central College, and take pride in my ability to effectively communicate with students from all walks of life.
I believe that one can apply a scientific attitude to many aspects of life in order to solve problems and gain understanding, and my goal as a teacher is to present the subject material in a way that reinforces this belief so that a student will be able to adopt a scientific attitude towards life regardless of whether or not they are studying or following a scientific discipline. As a tutor I feel that I have succeeded when a student takes the concepts and methodology we have discussed and practiced and applies them independently to other situations outside of tutoring. In addition to science I have a flair for music and languages and thoroughly enjoy sharing these talents with others as well. I continue to strive to help others understand how these pursuits can enrich our ability to understand, manipulate and nurture the natural world we live in.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Washington-Seattle Campus - Bachelor of Science, Chemistry/Biochemistry
Science, music, cycling, storytelling, nature
High School Chemistry
High School English