University of Pittsburgh: BS in Biology
Kent State University MS in Biology
Mentor Instructor at Science from Scientists (Teaching hands on science lessons at Boston area schools)
Science Teacher at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School (Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Earth Science)
Wetland Biologist at Hancock Environmental Associates in Danvers, MA
Wetland Biologist and Aquatic Biologist at Evans Associates in New Haven, CT
Aquatic Biologist at Enviroscience in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
I have both my Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees in Biology. During graduate school I worked as a teaching assistant and really enjoyed teaching undergraduate Biology Labs. For My graduate research I studied the changes in fish species in the tributaries of the Cuyahoga River in Ohio. After graduate school I worked as an aquatic and wetland biologist where I determined water quality based on the fish and invertebrate populations, and determined wetland boundaries based on plant species and soil identification. Because I loved teaching during graduate school, I decided to switch careers after moving to the Boston area. I became a Massachusetts certified teacher and taught High School Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Earth Science on the North Shore of Boston. When my daughter was born I took several years off. I went back to work a few years ago working for a non-profit organization where I brought hands-on science lessons to Boston area elementary and middle schools.
Outside of the workplace I love traveling and being outside all year. I enjoy gardening, biking, walking and the beach during the warmer months. During the Winter I enjoy cross-country skiing, and playing in the snow with my daughter.
What do you feel makes BISB unique ?
BISB has such a collaborative atmosphere. Although I am new here, I already feel as though I am part of a supportive community of teachers and learners. I look forward to meeting the diverse group of students.