STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE
Phone: (510) 577-9100
Started at O'Dowd:
BS Chemistry, University of Puget Sound
MA Education, UC Berkeley
Walnut Creek, CA
Why I Teach:
I love that teaching allows me to be creative every day and form connections with students. My high school chemistry teacher opened up the world to me and inspired me to study chemistry in college despite me being a pretty mediocre student. Turns out that if you work hard and are passionate doors open for you!
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Why are the subjects you teach important?:
Chemistry is such an amazing lens to view the world. It makes you more analytical and detail oriented. It’s the central science for a reason and touches every part of our lives.
“The function of freedom is to free someone else.” - Toni Morrison
I’m a native Russian speaker.
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Hobbies or outside interests:
I dance on a competitive hip hop team and love fiber arts like weaving and embroidery.