I teach a variety of biology classes, including food microbiology for culinary nutrition students. What I love so much about it is that the students I have are passionate about helping people stay healthy.”


When I began participating in biological research at the college level, and presenting data in various settings, my enthusiasm for biology blossomed.  After graduation, I entered the Pathobiology Program at Brown, and completed my Master’s degree. 

During a two year leave of absence from Brown, I worked as a health educator for the Dermatology Foundation of Rhode Island, and also taught biology part-time at a local community college.

While both of those experiences proved to be enriching, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in teaching at the college level.  I therefore returned to Brown and completed my doctoral work in an endocrinology lab, and earned a teaching certificate from the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. 

Over the past several years, I have enjoyed teaching a variety of biology-oriented courses, exploring best teaching practices in the sciences, and also developing new courses that will be offered at JWU in the future.  

Areas of Expertise

  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Pathology