I am an alumnus of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, with a B.S. in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, a B.A. in Spanish Studies, and a year of post-baccalaureate studies in Neuroscience. I will be attending medical school at Des Moines University in the Fall of 2018. I was involved in several different activities while attending the University of Minnesota including research, tutoring/teaching, and acting as a Peer Mentor. Additionally, I spent four years on the Co-ed Cheerleading team, ending my tenure as captain. I have nearly five years of experience in cancer research. Following my studies, I began research in Moriarity Lab at the University of Minnesota, working to develop novel immunotherapies as alternative treatment options for cancer. During this time, I balanced scribing for adult Neurologists at the Neuroscience Center in St. Paul, taking medical notes. I now work as a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) through Beyond Expectations Home Health Care, providing health care to elderly/disabled individuals. Due to my recent experiences in direct patient care, I have reinvigorated my passion for the sharing of knowledge with others. I am grateful for the mentorship and guidance I have received along my academic journey; I take joy in providing the same for others. In my free time, I enjoy exercising, reading, cooking, and anything else that I find enriches my life.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Bachelors, Spanish Studies
Co-ed Cheerleading, Hiking, Camping, Reading, Lifting
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
It is not the inability of the student that prevents them from understanding a concept, but rather the inability of the teacher to convey the information in such a way that it is understood by the student.