I am a lab technician who worked in a research lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for over 5 years. I worked in a lab studying the interactions between diet, the bacteria in the human gut, and different diseases and disease risks. Some of my work was published in the British Journal of Nutrition, which was very exciting. I left the lab when we ran into some funding issues, and I am looking for new areas of research to get involved in.
I love to teach science because I love finding the answers to questions about this fascinating world we live in. There are so many questions in biology that need to be answered, and so many different directions that curiosity can take you.
I have a very unusual academic history, and have faced some challenges in my education. Over the past several years I have attended four schools, transferring for various reasons. I have also spent the past few years working part time in the laboratory and taking classes part time. This system works better for me than taking a full course load at once, and has provided me with some incredible opportunities to be involved in research.
Outside of biology, I love to read fantasy books, play with my dogs, and spend time with my family. I am currently training one of my dogs in dog agility, and hopefully we will be able to enter some local competitions soon.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Washington-Bothell Campus - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
Dog Agility, reading, hiking,