I am originally from Montana, but I completed my Bachelor's of Science at the University of Victoria (in British Columbia, Canada) and my Master's of Science at Arizona State University. During my Master's research, I discovered I most enjoyed sharing my passion for science with others through teaching. I completed my teaching certificate through the University of West Florida’s TeacherReady online program. I then taught 6th & 7th grade biology for three years in Phoenix, AZ before moving to Olympia, WA. I teach 7/8 grade science here at Salish Middle School. My hobbies outside of school are reading, trail running, and playing violin. I look forward to exploring the wonders of the natural world with you this year!