My expansive breadth of interests has led me through years of experience in athletics, the arts, and natural sciences. I'm an ex-tennis
champion, voice instructor, and biology
teacher. Now, I'm pursuing a career in opera and vocal performance.
I have a bachelors degree in biology with a minor in art
. After graduating college, I was a full-time high school biology teacher, volleyball
coach, and director of the school musical. As a high school teacher, I learned first hand the kind of pressure and expectations that are placed on students in order for them to succeed. In college, I was the head student researcher on a two-year lab project. I took several upper level science
courses including: biochemistry
, organic chemistry
, calculus based physics
, cell biology, anatomy
, and physiology
. I studied marine biology in the Virgin Islands and am CPR certified.
I have extensively studied vocal performance and opera for five years and continue to add to my own technique. I have been in many operas and musical theater productions. I have studied other vocal genres, such as jazz and pop. I have administered vocal lessons to every voice type at all different levels. I use the appoggio technique of breathing and believe all singing
should be produced in a way that does not damage the vocal folds.
As I previously mentioned, I studied art in college and have taught many people how to draw, paint, and use Adobe Suite. Learning to draw is more about learning to see in a more detailed way. Good observation skill can increase ones scientific understanding and creativity.
I am passionate about tennis and played varsity tennis all through high school. My team won sectionals, regionals, Northern Lakes Conference, and competed at Semi-State. I gave tennis lessons with the YMCA for 3 years and have my own racket stringer.