A lifelong lover of science, the outdoors, and a wild advocate of curiosity, I have found my life’s passion in teaching middle school! I grew up in Richmond, Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Although I began my career as a chemical analyst, I soon realized I needed the excitement and entertainment of the classroom in order to sustain my love of science! In 2014 I received my teaching degree from the University of Richmond and have spent the last 3 years teaching 6th, 7th, AND 8th grade science at DSST: Conservatory Green Middle School. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy running, studying for Harry Potter trivia competitions, loving sea otters, and eating Mexican food.