My love of biology began in middle school, developed in high school, and resulted in a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Stanford University. I then entered graduate school, completed my dissertation research at the National Institute of Health, and earned a Ph.D. degree in Genetics from The George Washington University.
My early work years were spent in a post-doctoral fellowship, employment in industry, work setting up an asthma and allergy lab for an affiliate of USC, and most importantly, caring for my husband and three children.
About eighteen years ago, I began to substitute teach and I discovered a second career. Over the following years, I subbed for all grades, K-12, and subsequently taught middle school science for four years. I was then fortunate to be offered a position of Biology teacher here at Culver City High School, and then the position of Science Department Chairperson. This is my fourteenth year at Culver High and I am looking forward to a wonderful year teaching Biology, Honors Biology, and Advanced Placement Biology.
In my spare time, I enjoy bicycle riding with my husband, gardening, and reading.