I have long been fascinated by biology - plants, mushrooms, insects - and have always sought to figure out how life works. While pursuing my biology interest in high school, I was introduced to the fantastic world of laboratory work, microbiology, and genetics. I pursued laboratory opportunities and began building the skills needed to get involved in genetic engineering projects while completing my BS in molecular biology at Loyola University Chicago. After my undergraduate career, I stayed on at Loyola in order to pursue an opportunity in a molecular biology lab studying bacterial viruses (phage). I went on to complete my MS in biology having written my thesis on experiments wherein I genetically modified phage populations.
I tutored for a variety of biology topics as well as organic chemistry for four years at Loyola. Further, I taught biology laboratory course for five semesters while completing my Master's. I have found few other opportunities to be as engaging or as rewarding as being able to pass on my understanding of my favorite subject, biology, to others. As I continue tutoring students, I hope to continue to cultivating my unique teaching style and to pass on my enthusiasm for the science of life.
Undergraduate Degree: Loyola University-Chicago - Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biology
Graduate Degree: Loyola University-Chicago - Master of Science, Molecular Biology
Gardening, collage, cats, and stand up comedy.