Welcome to an exciting new year at Beverly Vista and welcome to our new middle school!
I am eager to begin this year’s journey within the context of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! I look forward to the opportunity of challenging and encouraging your child toward multi-subject success this year. I would like to take a moment to introduce myself and give you some brief information about our STEM class. This is my seventh year at BHUSD! I have a MS in molecular genetics and have applied my love of studying the very small to the incomprehensibly large as an astrobiologist. Astrobiology was the first spark that ignited my interest in science and brought me on this wonderful career path. Prior to discovering my love of teaching, I worked extensively "in the field." This included work at NASA, where I researched using algae as an oxygen source for use in sustained human space flight, and The Wild Dolphin Project, which involved a two way communication system with dolphins (a very STEM oriented project since it involved cross collaboration between computer scientists and cetacean biologists). More than anything I hope to draw upon my experiences as a scientist and bring to my students all the curiosity, awe, and just plain fun of learning and exploring the world around us.