I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology with an emphasis in Neuroscience from the University of Puget Sound. Throughout my time as an undergraduate, I tutored middle school, high school, and college students in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, and ACT test preparation. I earned a Master of Science degree in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics from the University of Minnesota as preparation for a job as a genetic counselor. As a graduate student, I was the teaching assistant for four undergraduate biology laboratory courses. I am currently working towards my Ph.D. in neuroscience and I hope to one day become a college professor.
I believe that education is the greatest tool a person can use to optimize their happiness and success. I also believe that all students are capable of mastering a topic if the material is presented in a way that matches the students personality and individual learning style. In addition to my experience as a tutor in academia, I spend my summers at an overnight camp teaching children and young adults a broad range of wilderness and life skills (from making a fire in the rain to being a positive leader in the face of adversity). Beyond teaching, I love reading, knitting, puzzles, ice hockey, and outdoor exploration.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Puget Sound - Bachelors, Molecular and Cellular Biology/Neuroscience
Graduate Degree: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Masters, Genetic Counseling
ACT Composite: 31
GRE Quantitative: 163
GRE Verbal: 156
reading, knitting, puzzles, snowboarding, hiking, ice hockey, and adventure
Basic Computer Literacy
Elementary School Math
Graduate Level Biology
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
Middle School Science
Technology and Computer Science