Hello! I am a post-doctoral neuroscientist with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University at Albany in New York and my Bachelor's of Science is in Psychology and Biology from Western Oregon University. I have been mentoring and tutoring high school, undergraduate, and graduate students for over 10 years across a variety of scientific disciplines. I love all areas of biology and use chemistry and math on a daily basis with my job, while I also have a degree emphasis in studio art from my undergraduate institution, which provides me with a broad background of expertise. I also have extensive public speaking experience and have mentored several people in developing/refining this skill. Additionally, I have done considerable work in writing mentorship ranging from college application essays to manuscripts. I have edited all my undergraduate's medical and graduate school essays, and I'm very proud that all of them have been accepted into a program of their choosing.
I pride myself on figuring out the unique style of learning that each student has, and then break down the material to enable him/her to enhance academic confidence and success. I encourage communication on both ends and believe that hard work and success on the part of the student should be rewarded in order to further reinforce the new learning behaviors.
Outside of science I avidly pursue photography and culinary arts. I love nature and hiking, rafting, kayaking, camping, sports, anything that gets me outside. Now that I'm done with school I hope to re-establish my creative side and refine some of my studio art skills. I am also learning botany this year while planting my own garden for the first time.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Western Oregon University - Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Biology
Graduate Degree: SUNY at Albany - Doctor of Philosophy, Neuroscience
Photography, culinary arts, hiking, rafting, gardening, kayaking, sports
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
AP Studio Art: Drawing
High School Biology
High School English