Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Plant Pathology MEd Science Education STEM Education Certificate Project Lead the Way Certification KidWind WindSenator
Life Science 7
> Growing up in Shoreview, MN and attending Mounds View High School, I played basketball and was concertmaster of my High School Orchestra. I was a member of the All-State Orchestra my senior year and a National Merit Scholar Finalist.
> I have a B.S. in Plant Pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I raced road bikes with the University of Wisconsin Cycling Team and played violin in the Symphony Orchestra. After graduation, I worked in the Department of Plant Pathology as a laboratory assistant where I flourished, co-authoring several scientific papers.
> The University of Minnesota recruited me for an Assistant Scientist position in the Department of Plant Pathology doing fungal genetics work and field research on dry beans.
> I felt that I needed more people contact so I left my research job and entered the MEd/Initial program for science education at the University of Minnesota.
> I have a MEd in Science Education from the University of Minnesota and a STEM Graduate Certificate from St. Catherine University.
> My teaching career has spanned 20 years
> In my spare time I work on my house, sew, cook, make bread, drink tea, play Hardanger fiddle, ride my bike here and there, and make award-winning beer and cider. I'm a BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) certified beer judge and judge at the Minnesota State Fair.
> Favorite quote:
"All Battles are won before they are fought"
Sun Tzu (It's all about the preparation!)