I have lectured on topics including botany, zoology, microbiology, evolution, and ecology in both a classroom and laboratory setting.
I have experience in several biological fields including; research, laboratory, field ecology, museum studies, supplemental instruction, green house husbandry, animal husbandry, college level tutoring.
To sum up my personality: I love biology, and I am an avid supporter of sustainable living and conservation. My passion is to use my artistic talent & biological education to help change the future of our planet.
I am also an artist and have self published several adult coloring books and one includes educational facts about endangered animals. I am happy to say that this book on endangered animals has 1% of proceeds from sales to go to conservation in Africa. I would love to also offer help with illustration and drawing!
I have earned a B.S. in Biology, majority of education in ecology/ecological methods and zoological disciplines with emphasis on field biology.
Co-author of two immunology research manuscripts while under the direction of a PI whose lab studies natural killer T-cells, and memory B-cells in mouse models for immunological purposes.
Presented and conducted research in small wild mammals. Collected species diversity data of mammals to be used for a nature center by the Green Initiative in the city of Edmond.
Aided in data collection and testing of bats for White Nose Syndrome in bat surveying of various caves in Oklahoma, working alongside the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, U.S. Geological Survey, and leading bat scientists of the state.
I have hands-on experience in identifying plant and animal species for research as well as handling and preserving specimens from the field.
Prepared museum specimens for the University of Central Oklahoma's Vertebrate Museum.
My art experience goes back to Paseo when I was a child where I had a private tutor. With him I learned watercolor painting and was even featured on the cover of a local magazine before the age of 10. I later went to Classen School of Advanced Studies from 6th-12th grade majoring in visual art. I attended Quartz Mountain Institute of The Arts from 2001-2005 during the summers where I received training from international artists.
I had competed in local and national contests throughout my younger years taking awards often for 1st place, and even received commendation from two Oklahoma Governor's. I have experience as a mural artist with painting among the staircase of Classen SAS and jointly with other artists at a local church. I further honed my painting and illustrative talents over time as I became a teenager and then later an adult. As an adult I have published several adult coloring books that sell on various online stores such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, as well as locally at Full Circle Books.