Director of Science, Planning and Education (2010 – Present)
Save the Redwoods League, San Francisco, CA
- Spearheaded a strategic refocus of the Education Program to connect more socioeconomically underserved and ethnically diverse youth to the redwoods by providing field trips for more than 5,000 students annually.
- Developed a portfolio of inquiry-based STEM curriculum for grades 9-12 that immerses more than 450 students annually in the analysis of authentic redwood research data.
- Designed and taught curriculum to provide annual training for more than 250 environmental education professionals on the natural and cultural history of the redwoods.
Expert Instructor (2012-Present)
University of California Extension
- Forest ecology instructor in the California Naturalist Training Course.
Post-Doctoral Researcher (2009-2010)
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
- Mentored undergraduate students in field and laboratory research on the ecology and evolution of fern drought tolerance.
Graduate Student Instructor (2004-2008)
University of California, Berkeley
- Recognized for excellence in undergraduate education by the Department for Integrative Biology for instruction in laboratory and discussion sections of courses including Introductory Biology, Ecology, Plant & Fungal Diversity, and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry.
Created Fern Watch
- Designed an inquiry-based citizen science program to bring urban youth into the redwood forest to track how ferns respond to climate change.
- Created interdisciplinary partnerships with Chabot Space & Science Center, Save the Redwoods League, East Bay Regional Parks, and University of California, Santa Cruz to institutionalize Fern Watch at multiple education sites.
Women in Science Frameshifter Award
- Recognition for my contributions to education, science, and conservation of redwoods by St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota (2013)