I am a passionate learner who is eager to share what I learn with others. My wide work experiences emphasize my strong work ethic, drive to try new experiences and explore new ideas, and excellent skills in leadership, communication, and collaboration.  I greatly enjoy working with students and colleagues, and consider myself very lucky to have found a dynamic and challenging vocation in education.


I am searching for middle-level or secondary-level Biology teaching positions in the Capital Region of New York where I can share my passion and expertise in the sciences, curriculum design, and technology integration with an energetic, solution-driven, and innovative school community.


Rutgers Dean’s List 2003, 2005

UNLV Dean’s List 2006 – 2009

Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society 2008

Dorothea Brinker Scholarship Award 2008

UNLV Rebel Achievements Nomination: Best Role Model Award 2008


Sep 2009 - Aug 2010

Master of Science in Education

The College of Saint Rose

With certificate of advanced study in Instructional Technology.

GPA: 4.0/4.0

Work History

Work History
Sep 2009 - Aug 2010

Graduate Student

College of Saint Rose

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Relevant coursework in Curriculum and Instruction:

  • Multicultural Education: Year-long literacy project on diversity issues.
  • Curriculum and Design: Research on curriculum trends and sample constructivist unit plans.
  • Education Research: Research proposal on effect of online social networking on standardization.
  • Research Seminar: Teacher action research project on low teacher technology use in technology-rich schools.
  • Informal Student-based Assessment: Curriculum assessment analysis.
  • Advanced Instructional Design PreK-12: Concept-based writing and differentiation.

Relevant coursework in Instructional Technology:

  • Foundations of Educational Theory: Research on definition of educational technology.
  • Laboratory Methods for Educational Technology: Policies, collaborative webquests on keyboarding, and use of wikispaces to create subject samplers and scavenger hunts.
  • Hardware,Operating and Networking Systems for Teachers: Knowledge-base on hardware, software, operating systems, and networking systems.
  • Project-based Learning in Technology: Collaborative online projects on social networking, professional learning networks, educational gaming, simulations, and digital storytelling.
Jan 2009 - May 2009

Student Teacher (Grade 6)

John C. Fremont Professional Development Middle School
  • Taught in an urban Life Science classroom comprised 171 students with 50% classified with limited English proficiency and high-incidence disabilities.
  • Collaborated with 2 cooperative teachers to design differentiated unit plans paired with student-based assessments.
  • Incorporated cooperative learning with technology-assisted multimedia projects on classification and taxonomy.
  • Organized a 3-week multidisciplinary kite-building spring project for 100+ students with team department and support staff.
  • Attended 14 IEP meetings including 3 renewals and 1 Manifesto.
  • Conducted 2 parent-teacher conferences with team department.
  • Attended monthly seminars on High Quality Sheltered Instruction, English Language Learner instruction, and Title 1 grant writing.
Mar 2007 - Jan 2009

Field Biologist Intern Level IV

Southern Nevada Water Authority

  • Assisted in conservation projects with federal agencies to monitor over 10 endangered wildlife, fish, and aquatic invertebrate species in Nevada and Utah.

  • Monitored endangered species, such as desert tortoise and Moapa dace, on 1200-acre Warm Springs Natural Area with 4-member field team.

  • Converted paper-based library with 1440 internal documents to computer-based system.

  • Published 5 white papers on state activity with listed endangered species.
  • Drafted wildlife fact-sheets and field-guides for field team.
  • Supervised 5 teams of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and local college students in 2 annual Las Vegas Green Up events.

Sep 2008 - Dec 2008

Practicum 2 Teacher (Grade 6)

Roy W. Martin International Baccalaureate Middle School
  • Assisted in a Life Science class with 55+ students in science and technology magnet program.
  • Demonstrated 8 constructivist lessons on the nature of science and human body systems.
  • Designed bulletin boards, graded assignments, and arranged seating charts.
  • Attended biweekly GEAR UP workshops.
Aug 2007 - Aug 2008

Program Facilitator

University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • Facilitated 2 annual workshops,1 weekend program, and over 15 daily outreach programs on leadership education and development for on-campus college students.
  • Designed and facilitated a yoga and leadership workshop, Namaste Leadership.
  • Presented a peer workshop on creating career portfolios.
  • Supervised team of 12 during weekly rotational meetings and team of 8 for a national conference.
  • Submitted proposal that led to presentation of an experiential methods-based workshop in national collegiate leadership conference at the University of Arizona, attended by 50 colleges from 22 states.
Jan 2008 - May 2008

Practicum 1 Teacher (Grade 9)

Foothill High School
  • Assisted in 2 remedial and 2 gifted and talented Biology classes with over 140 students.
  • Presented 4 technology-based interactive lessons on taxonomy, classification, genetics and biomes.
  • Developed a science fair rubric and evaluated 140+ science fair projects.
Sep 2005 - Aug 2006

Writing Consultant and Biology Tutor

Rutgers-Newark University
  • Supervised 18 college freshmen in weekly Biology 101 reviews.
  • Critiqued and advised 5 students on writing techniques.
  • Evaluated student progress through 1:1 meetings and online journals.


Dec 2010 - Jan 2015

Biology Grades 5-6

New York State Department of Education
Feb 2010 - Jan 2015

Biology Grades 7-12

New York State Department of Education
Sep 2010 - Jan 2015

General Sciences Grades 7-12

New York State Department of Education
May 2009 - Nov 2014

Biology Grades 7-12

Nevada State Department of Education