Hello and welcome!
This is my ninth year teaching Biology at Uni High. Before I became a teacher, I worked as a marine biologist for several years and studied the distribution of bottlenose dolphins in Santa Monica Bay, the health of coral reef ecosystems in Taiwan, and helped with manatee rehabilitation in Belize. I enjoy sharing my previous work experience with my students to help them see how biology is relevant in the real world. I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology at UCLA, my Master of Science in Marine Biology at San Diego State University, and my teaching credential at UC Irvine. In my spare time, I like to travel and explore the great outdoors, whether it be hiking through desert valleys and slot canyons or climbing up to alpine meadows and snow-capped peaks. I also enjoy long-distance running, and have a soft spot for baked goods, manatees, and herbivores in general.
"Our past, our present, and whatever remains of our future, absolutely depend on what we do now."
- Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer and Explorer
Check out my collection of photos from school activities and labs!