In 2014, I graduated cum laude from Portland State University with a Biology degree focused on Molecular Biology & Microbiology, and a Math minor. For two years after graduation I worked as a Research Assistant at Oregon Health & Science University in a Drosophila neurobiology research lab before moving to Houston, Texas to pursue a PhD in Molecular & Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine.
I'm most knowledgeable about Molecular & Cell Biology, specifically DNA structure and packaging, and gene expression, but I'm also great with general biological concepts. Microbiology, genetics, ecology, evolution, zoology, botany...they all excite me! And I can help with your math homework!
My tutoring experience comes from studying with classmates, mostly, and trying to help each other fully understand the given concepts. I find that when you're struggling to grasp a new concept, the best way to learn is to be exposed to as many different perspectives as possible. If one attempt is unsuccessful, look at it in a new way until the material sticks.
Outside of school and science, I enjoy cycling, gardening, hiking, SCUBA, and cooking.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Portland State University - Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biology
Cooking, scuba, biking, taking my dog on hikes, travel
Basic Computer Literacy
Mac Basic Computer Skills
Middle School Science
PC Basic Computer Skills
Technology and Computer Science