I grew up in Eugene OR where I attended Willamette High School. After graduation I attended community college for two years before finishing my B.A at the University of Oregon.
After graduating from the U of O, I worked at the Institute of Molecular Biology conducting research focused on early embryonic development using C. elegans.
They will never care how much you know until they know how much you care.
I earned my M.A.T from Pacific University and have spent the last 14 years at the secondary level as a science teacher, athletic director, and school administrator.