Professional focus: I teach Evolutionary Biology in Webb’s Science Department; I serve as an advisor for the Vivian Webb School Class of 2025. My background is in neuroscience and life sciences (was pre-med in college) and I also have a master’s degree in education focused on two things: managing educational nonprofits and applying neuroscience research in the classroom.
Scholarly or professional activities: I serve on the Board of Trustees at Foothill Country Day School. I am the co-chair of the DEI Task Force on the board. I was recently accepted to the NAIS Aspiring Heads Fellowship Cohort and the NCGS Global Mentoring Network. I attended the weeklong NAIS Aspiring Heads Fellowship retreat in July.
Years as an educator: 15, including three at Webb
Grew up: I was born (Pomona) and raised in Chino Hills
Favorite spot at Webb: The track on a clear day, but also our front lawn!
Favorite music or musician: I love all music, but if I had to listen to one kind of music the rest of my life, it’d be 90s hip hop – my favorite artist of all time is 2pac.
Favorite book or author: Too many to name – but I love anything by Oliver Sacks.
Favorite TV show or movie: I love watching all sports and Good Will Hunting (movie).
Saturday routine: I normally drive my daughter to ballet followed by breakfast with my family, meeting up with my mom and then having lunch with her after my daughter is done with ballet. And, any time we can get to the beach, we do.