Alma mater:
University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon): bachelor’s degree, chemistry with departmental honors and Spanish; master’s degree in education

I was born in San Jose, California; grew up in Portland, Oregon; and attended college in Eugene, Oregon. I teach pre-AP chemistry and coach girls’ cross-country and track. I am also a SMTM teacher. I am a devoted fan of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers, and I Love My Ducks. I fly fish and bike in my free time, and I regularly read the Harry Potter series in Spanish. Because I can.

I believe that being able to do something productive and creative with the knowledge you gain is much more important than memorizing everything and doing nothing with it.