Born in Corpus Christi, TX
Raised in Bishop, TX
BS in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University-Kingsville
MS in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University-College Station
My passion is to inspire students to love science, and appreciate its application all around us. Studying various subjects in science can open a vast number of doors when searching for an engaging career. The integration of science and technology is constantly evolving, therefore we need to inspire our kids to become future scientists, engineers, and innovators to discover our future's potential. When I am not in the chemistry classroom, I am enjoying the beach with my fiance and loving dog, Rocky. My hobbies include golf, reading, and daily exercise at the gym.
In undergraduate school, I was given an opportunity to work in a biomedical research facility at the National Natural Toxins Research Center located at Texas A&M-Kingsville. The purpose of the NNTRC was to discover biomedically important toxins in snake venom that could potentially have medicinal purposes: such as treating cancer, strokes, and heart disease. Since then, I have gained a large appreciation for the field of drug discovery, and continue to recruit college-bound students to consider biomedical opportunities at TAMUK and TAMU.
Post graduate school, I taught high school chemistry at Rudder High School in Bryan, TX for two years. In order to be closer to family, I decided to move back home to the Corpus Christi area, where I now teach Pre-AP and AP Chemistry at Calallen High School.
A few of my favorite things:
- Golfing on the weekends
- Supernatural show
- Grey's Anatomy show
- Reading thriller novels (James Rollins)
- Rocky (my dog and the movie series)
- The beach
- Advising students in their future!