This is my fifth year at PFFS, and I am happy to be returning to this wonderful community. Before teaching here, I was employed at one of the first charter high schools in Tucson where I taught science courses, developed an early college program, oversaw a Biosphere 2 student research partnership, and managed the school garden.
I grew up in southern Indiana, where I spent my youth hanging out with my friends, riding bikes, splashing around in creeks and rivers, looking for wildlife, helping my parents with the garden, playing with my pets, and swimming in just about any body of water I could find.
For my undergraduate degree, I went to Indiana University where I studied biology and secondary science education. A multicultural education project brought me to Arizona via the Navajo Reservation, and I’ve been a desert dweller ever since. When I moved to Tucson, I immediately fell in love with the landscape. After teaching for several years, I earned my MS in biology from the University of Arizona. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends, traipsing around the desert or forest, riding a bike, or paddling a kayak.