I earned my PhD (doctorate degree) in Earth System Science, which entails a fundamental understanding of all the "spheres" of the earth, like the atmosphere, hydrosphere (ocean/water), biosphere (land/geology) and the human-sphere. My research focused on understanding climate changes through analysis of polar ice cores. I even got to travel to and live at the South Pole for several months! My undergraduate degree is in meteorology with a minor in geology from Texas A&M University.
I am a passionate educator. While in graduate school, I sought out opportunities to teach. I served as a teaching assistant for four undergraduate science courses, ranging from atmospheric science to geology. I even served as an instructor for a 5-week long atmospheric science course. I also volunteered as a presenter and organizer for a non-profit science organization called CLEAN (Climate Literacy Empowerment and iNquiry) for roughly 5 years. In this role, I went to local K-12 schools and led active-learning presentations about climate change and sustainability to supplement ongoing curriculum.
I love tutoring Earth science, environmental science, geology, atmospheric science, and similar subjects. These subjects impact our daily lives and topics from these subjects can even be seen in our daily lives (think weather and rocks!)
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Texas AM University - Bachelor of Science, Meteorology
Graduate Degree: University of California-Irvine - Doctor of Philosophy, Environmental Science
I am an avid baker and love watching the Great British Baking Show with my husband. I enjoy hiking, being outdoors, tending to my garden, and spending time with my cats. I also love reading and set a goal each year to read at least 20 books a year!