I received my B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in biochemistry and zoology from the University of Wyoming. I also received a B.A. in Secondary Education Science from the University of Wyoming. I decided to move to Idaho and teach science at a high school. I loved it so much that I have taught for over 20 years. I have gotten to experience various research opportunities. I participated in DNA research on a migrating gene in the mitochondria at the University of Wyoming. I received a Partner in Science Murdoch grant and worked in an organometallics lab creating new molecules at the University of Idaho with Dr. Bitterwolf. After my science research, I received my M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Idaho while teaching. I have taught biology, chemistry, forensic science, zoology, and microbiology at the high school level. I look forward to biology and anatomy and physiology at the college level.
After several years of teaching, I took a year off and studied enology and viticulture (wine making and grape growing). While I found it fascinating, teaching was calling my name so I went back to teaching in southern Idaho at Nampa High School. I have had the privilege of being hired as an adjunct professor for CWI. I have a deep passion for science and find everything that is involved with science, fascinating.
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and mountain biking the backcountry of Idaho, especially the Frank Church Wilderness of No Return.