Communication with my students is key. It is important for me to connect to each of my students and gain their trust. Once they know I am reliable it is much easier for students to ask me any questions they have.
I attended the University of California, Santa Cruz as an undergraduate. While there I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Ecology and Evolution. I then went on to attend the University of California, Riverside where I earned my PhD studying Evolutionary Biology. My dissertation focused on conservation genetics.
In graduate school I served as a teaching assistant for eight undergraduate classes, which included classes for majors and non-majors. These courses covered topics from cell biology to animal and plant physiology, genetics, ecology and evolutionary biology.
I am working on a graduate certificate in e-learning and online teaching from the University of Wisconsin, Stout. I also write science articles for a women’s eMagazine. During the rest of my time I am busy with my two kids.