I teach biology, chemistry, AP environmental science and algebra, drawing heavily on my background as an experiential educator and marine ecologist to illustrate the process of science to my students. I developed a foundational interest in science education working with students aboard traditional sailing vessels with Living Classrooms Foundation in Maryland and Ocean Classroom Foundation in Maine. I expanded on this interest as a Marine Science Instructor with the Catalina Island Marine Institute in southern California, where I reveled in exploring temperate subtidal community ecology with middle and high school students. A native of Baltimore, I hold a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College and an MS in Biology (Research) from Northeastern University. When not teaching at Spring Street International School in Friday Harbor, Washington, I enjoy SCUBA diving, cycling, and sailing aboard my classic sloop Whistledown.