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