STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE
Phone: (510) 577-9100
Started at O'Dowd:
BS Zoology, Humboldt State University
MA Teaching Secondary Education, Oregon State University-Cascades
Why I Teach:
I teach because I truly care about the future of our world, and would like to pass on my expertise in the field of Science to young people. To inspire and lead the next generation of community members towards becoming the best version of themselves is my mission in life.
Most powerful teaching technique:
My most powerful teaching technique is giving students hands-on experience with scientific inquiry processing. To actively learn by doing is one of the most influential tools a student can learn in my class.
Why are the subjects you teach important?:
Biology is important to understanding how the living world works and why it evolved to be that way. The study of life leads to careers in medicine, agriculture, environment and so much more. We need our youth to learn STEM in order to solve the problems of the future, as well as expand upon previous discoveries.
“Beauty was not simply something to behold; it was something one could do.” - Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
The fingerprints of a koala are so indistinguishable from humans that they have on occasion been confused at a crime scene!
Recommended visual media:
Thelma and Louise, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Shawshank Redemption
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, We Were The Mulvaynes by Joyce Carol Oates, 1984 by George Orwell, Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, the Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Hobbies or outside interests:
Hiking, Yoga, Live Music, Crafts, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Skiing, Traveling!