Christina Moore has been named College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Faculty of Distinction for February 2019. Born and raised in Idaho, Moore attended University of Idaho where she earned both a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Plant Science. During her time as an undergraduate and graduate student, Christina learned first-hand that engaging students early in their education with undergraduate research opportunities could lead to life-long interest in the natural world. Her passion for science that grew from these early research experiences and her desire to show others “Biology is LIFE!” led her to teach at CWI.
Moore began teaching as an adjunct instructor at the College in 2010 and was hired as one of the first Support Faculty in Biology in 2015. She has dedicated her time at CWI to the development of online, introductory biology courses which demonstrate the importance of biology in our everyday lives by engaging students in citizen science projects both locally and globally. In addition to her experience teaching Biology courses, she also helped develop the College’s first “Flex Labs” in Anatomy and Physiology and Concepts of Biology.
In her spare time, Moore looks forward to spring wildflowers, summer by the pool, baking apple pies in the fall, and winter by the fire with her family.
Please join us in congratulating Christina!