Drexel University (Biology)
Hello! Even at a very young age I knew that teaching was my passion in life. In 5th grade I spent two lunch periods a week working with a 2nd grader who was struggling with his reading skills. As I grew a bit older I learned that teaching non-human animals was something I was also incredibly interested in, so when I started attending college I entered Drexel University as a Biology major. Since graduating I have worked as a bird trainer at Tracy Aviary, and now work as a preschool teacher at the Salt Lake City Jewish Community Center. In every aspect of my career, I have tried to incorporate teaching and helping others. That is because the act of helping others succeed has always been one of the greatest joys of my life. Seeing a child's face light up when they finally understand a concept, seeing a bird finally realize that you're asking them to stack a series of cups and NOT throw them across the room, even seeing my own pet rabbit finally realize that she got the treat when she spun around in a circle, all of those moments are truly magical to me. I look forward to having those moments with your child!
More than anything, I love teaching and spreading my love of the natural world with others. With this teaching also comes the necessary skills of vocabulary and writing, as part of entering into the world of scientific study is that the information you learn (or the new information you discover) is able to be relayed to a "layman" who may need the data described in a succinct, well-written way. Because of different studies are intertwined, I feel confident that I can jump from science, to writing, to math and help your child through it all.
Not only do I have a B.S. in Biology (with a concentration in ecology), but I have also spent almost 10 years of my life educating the public about the natural world through internships at zoos and museums, and working at a wildlife clinic and as a bird trainer at Tracy Aviary.
Hello! Even at a very young age I knew that teaching was my passion in life. In 5th grade I spent two lunch periods a week working with a 2nd grader who was struggling with his reading skills. As I grew a bit older I learned that teaching non-human animals was something I was also incredibly interested in, so when I started attending college I
I concentrated on Ecology/Zoology while working towards my B.S. from Drexel University. Throughout my time as a student I also spent time interning at the Philadelphia Zoo, and working at the Schuylkill Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic, where I used my knowledge to work with animals firsthand. Once I graduated I started working as a bird trainer at Tracy Aviary, where I worked to modify animal behaviors, as well as educate the public about the importance of co-habitating with all animals in our world.