I received my Bachelor's degree in 1986 with an emphasis in Marine Biology from Humboldt State University in northern California. I taught environmental education at residential camps in California and Washington State from 1986-1992. During this time period , I also worked for the US Forest Service and WA Department of Natural Resources on a variety of bird survey projects, and volunteering several winters on endangered sea turtle restoration projects on the Pacific coast of Mexico. I earned my Masters in Teaching from The Evergreen State College in 1995, and recently became a National Board Certified Teacher. My thesis project involved developing curriculum pertaining to island ecology and invasive species impacts with the local elementary teachers in a small fishing village on the Pacific coast of Baja California, Mexico. The following three years were spent living and working on curriculum development and video productions for the islands off the Pacific Coast of the peninsula, and the protected islands in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortes) in Baja California Sur. I have been teaching science at Komachin since 1999 where I have enjoyed working on the development of the school food bank garden, designing service learning projects and establishing partnerships with the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and Service Education & Adventure (SEA).
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