I started teaching at Hawbridge School in August 2019. I am excited to be teaching 7th Grade Science, Biology, and the Envirothon elective.
I live in Chapel Hill with my son Owen, a Hawbridge student, husband Jola, two cats, two dogs, ten chickens, a box turtle, bearded dragon, betta, and two hermit crabs. My daughter Ella goes to Salem College. I like to hike, play in the water, and occasionally I knit. For the last three years, I have been teaching science at The Expedition School in Hillsborough, NC. I have also taught in Chapel Hill & Carrboro, and worked in science education positions at the Eno River Association, Duke Lemur Center, Museum of Life and Science, and was in the US Peace Corps in Thailand.
I have two master's degrees - the first in Conservation Biology from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, and a second in education from the University of Phoenix. For my undergraduate degree, I studied at Bard College at Simon's Rock, where I had a fantastic early college experience studying the natural sciences.
You can also find me teaching in outdoor programs year-round, including iWalk the Eno Science & Nature Camp and Field Station at Eno River State Park, and Green River Preserve in Cedar Mountain, NC. Occasionally I run my own science camps in my own backyard, from Lego robotics to Harry Potter science to outdoor survival skills.
My favorite color is orange. I love coffee and chocolate more than I can express. My favorite place to travel is Thailand, the beaches, or the mountains. I collect shiny blue bottles and PEZ.