In 2006, I graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a major in Biology and Chemistry. While at WVWC, I worked on various research projects. One environmental research study looked at the mapping of fecal coli's resistance to antibiotics as a means to trace contamination of water. I also worked on a molecular biology study that examined the effects of different enzymes on the program cell death of plants.
After graduating college in 2006, I moved to Maine and worked at the University of Maine at Orono's Upward Bound Program and at the Bangor International Airport as an Environmental Technician. I started teaching in 2008 as a Middle School Science and Math teacher. I began teaching science at Ellsworth High school in 2011.
I earned my Master's in Education focusing in Technology Integration from Walden University in 2011. Currently, I am enrolled in an Certificate of Advanced Graduate Program for Educational Leadership from the University of New England.