Role at the SALT Center: I am the Faculty Fellow, a faculty member who wants to connect with the students at the SALT Center through (mostly) non-academic, social programs. I try to organize events, short field trips on campus, stress-relief activities through crafting, and generally enjoy learning about students and their journey through the University of Arizona.
Education: I have an undergraduate degree in biology and a Ph.D. in molecular, cell, and developmental biology, both from UC Santa Cruz. I did postdoctoral research in biology at the Whitehead Institute at MIT, but then came to the University of Arizona to focus on teaching. I have worked at UA for more than 20 years, mostly teaching biology courses.
Hometown: It’s complicated. I moved around a lot when I was growing up, so I am not really “from” anywhere. I went to 10 different schools from kindergarten to 12th grade!
Professional Associations: I am an Associate Professor in the Molecular and Cellular Biology department, and am Assistant Vice Provost of Instruction and Assessment for the UA campus. I am also a proud member of PULSE (Partnership for Undergraduate Life-Sciences Education).