Position: Special Projects Director, 319 Information and Education Project Manager
Master's of Arts in Natural Science and Environmental Education, Hamline University, St. Paul MN
Spanish Language and Literature and Education, George Washington University, Washington DC
National Geographic Ambassador and Educator Certification Trainer
2017 National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow
GLOBE US Partner Forum Chair
Google Certified Educator, Level 1
What I do: Environmental and earth science outreach and education. GLOBE, Project WET, Leopold Education Project, Kayak coordinator, 319 minigrant administrator, GEMS facilitator, Space Grant professional development coordinator, citizen science, IT and Google Suite admin.
Favorite Saying: So as you move through life, pedal hard--because that's how you get places, and because it's fun and so incredibly gratifying to propel yourself forward by you your own will and power of intentions. But make sure the pace of your pedaling answers only to your own standards of vigor. Remain uncynical and don't waste any energy on those who pass you by on their electric bikes, because you never know what strife is driving them and, most of all, because the moment you focus on that, you vacate your own soul.
Position: SD Discovery Center – Education Director SD EPSCoR – Education and Outreach Specialist
Master of Science in Biology. Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, Germany.
Doctor of Natural Sciences in Biology. Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
National Geographic Certified Educator
Portal to the Public Science Communication Instructor
Harvard-Smithsonian YouthAstroNet Educator
AAUW (Pierre/Ft. Pierre), Co-president
Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Member
What I Do: Science education and outreach, Aerospace education, StarLabs, CuriosiTeens, Girl Scout Badge Events, Science Takes Flight Outreach, Women in Science Conferences, Portal to the Public Science Communication Workshops, SD EPSCoR Education Portal, connect teachers and students with SD scientists, Maker Community, Volunteer and Staff training, Teacher Professional Development, GEMS kits, YouthAstroNet projects
Favorite Saying: “Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thank you to the Friends of the South Dakota Discovery Center. Friends provide on going support so that the children and families in our community have access to hands-on science learning, now and in the future.