Carroll University (Chemistry)
UW - Green Bay (Master's)
Environmental Science & Policy (Master's)
Teaching has been a personal passion since I was in college. I was employed as a chemistry and ecology laboratory teaching assistant for four years as both an undergraduate and graduate student. I also tutored my fellow students in chemistry, math, and ecology classes.
Public education has been a major part of my professional career. I have routinely been a presenter at regional and national trade conferences. As an urban planner, I continuously educated elected officials, citizens, and developers on a variety of topics. As a county aquatic invasive species coordinator, my primary job duties were conducting biotic inventories and developing educational programs for boaters, lake front property owners, sportsmen, and elected officials. I enjoyed teaching volunteers through in-field participatory classes. I was truly satisfied when I trained people on a one-on-one or small group basis and saw that they could perform the same studies I was.
My volunteer activities often involved teaching. I often lead bird hikes at local nature centers. I teach participants how to identify Wisconsin birds by both visual markings and audio calls. I also am a register merit badge counselor for nature related merit badges.
The most important things I have learned about teaching is that we all learn differently. I work with my students to figure out how you learn best. I then tailor individualized lessons to your needs.
Math provides the basis for scientific calculations. I completed a math minor. I am familiar with statistics, calculus, trigonometry, and algebra. I routinely use these subjects and basic math to analyze data and create budgets.
I have been both a professional chemist and ecologist. I have seven years experience in laboratory and field settings in the hazardous waste disposal industry, as a forensic scientist at the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, and as a clinical toxicologist in a health care lab. I have five years experience as a natural resource manager in which I designed, implemented, and performed scientific surveys in the field.
I make science and math personally applicable to you by teaching the real-world applications as well as the theory you must know. Teaching has been a personal passion since I was in college. I was employed as a chemistry and ecology laboratory teaching assistant for four years as both an undergraduate and graduate student. I also tutored my fellow students in chemistry, math, and ecology classes.
Public education has been a major part of my professional career. I
I have a Bachelor's in chemistry and a minor in mathematics.
I have been employed as a professional wetland delineation specialist and aquatic invasive species coordinator for the past five years. I routinely identify and teach citizens regarding the differences between native and invasive vegetation based on plant characteristics. I collected, preserved, and submitted the first known sample of Policeman's helmet to the Wisconsin State Herbarium for verification within the past two years.
I have been a professional chemist for over a decade with experience in hazardous waste disposal, forensic science, clinical toxicology, and limnology (water chemistry).
I have a BS in chemistry. For seven years, I was employed as a hazard waste disposal technician, forensic scientist (Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory), and clinical toxicology. I have developed new methodologies for detecting and identifying emerging illicit drugs. As a consultant, I designed and built a table-top scale model detailing environmental pollution pathways which was used in several court proceedings.
I have an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy with an emphasis in ornithology and environmental economics. I have been employed as a natural resource management professional for the past five years. I have designed and implemented numerous surveys to track federally threatened and endangered species and inventory invasive plant and animal species. I have performed bird monitoring surveys for all Wisconsin species for the last 10 years as both a professional and citizen science volunteer.