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About Me

I grew up in New England, and love the seasons there.  After college, I migrated westward and spent 17 years performing helicopter research at NASA Ames Research Center in California.  Back on the East coast, I started my second career in teaching to share my love of science and engineering with the ever impressionable middle schoolers, so they can endeavor to solve the world’s problems. This is my third year here at SWA, and I enjoy photography, gardening, nature, and being creative and active with my daughter, who is also here at SWA.



B.A. in Engineering Science and Bachelor of Engineering from Dartmouth College

Master of Mechanical Engineering from Stanford

Graduate certificate in middle and secondary teaching from Appalachian State