I graduated Valedictorian of my class from Runge High School in June 2010. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science with a concentration in Pre-Med and a minor in Chemistry from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in May 2016. After college I enrolled in an Alternative Certification Program to earn my teaching certificate and was granted an internship with Beeville ISD in August 2016. Certified Composite Science 7-12 Teacher in August 2017.
Composite Science 7 -12 Teaching Certificate
B.S. Biomedical Sciences
Concentration in Pre-Med and Minor in Chemistry
Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi
H.S. Diploma, Valedictorian
3D Printer Training
Bloodborne Pathogens Training
Child Abuse Training
Gifted and Talented Training
Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention
Sexual Abuse Prevention
Sexual Harrassment Training
TEA HS Science Safety Training
WeTeach_CS Collaborative (Texas State Aquarium)
This is my third year teaching science at AC Jones High School. My current classes are biology and chemistry.
This is also my third year as cheer sponsor for the AC Jones Varsity and JV Cheerleading squads.
SOAR Undergraduate Research Exploration (S.U.R.E) Student Researcher
HOPI Lab - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Hyperspectral Imaging of Bacterial Species
Professional skills obtained involved planning an experiment, identifying safety hazards, implementing new standard operating procedures and updating safety protocols in the laboratories.
Integration between the microbiology and engineering laboratories had not been previously attempted and safety protocols needed to be established before the project could take place. Proper storage, handling and transport of biohazardous materials were established and incorporated into standard operating procedures for both laboratories. Strict sanitation procedures were also established and enforced within each laboratory setting.
The experimental purpose was to I.D. bacterial species using spectral reports obtained from hyperspectral imaging techniques. Scientific research of the bacterial species were obtained from primary literature; this allowed for the most desirable microbial characteristics, pathogenicity, color and growth rate to be determined. Pseudomonas putida, Escherichia coli, and Serratia marcescens were plated individually and spectral reports of each species showed to have optical properties that could potentially lead to further techniques of rapid identification.
My heart is shared between my boyfriend, Kegan and my 6 year old Siberian Husky, Mya.
Kegan is a fellow science teacher; he teaches IPC and Chemistry for AC Jones HS.
Mya loves long runs on the beach, giving hugs, shaking hands and having zoomies.
I have a younger sister, Kimberly who will be a sophomore at Texas A&M University-Kinsgville this fall. She is pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine.
My hobbies include 3D printing, fishing, reading, and Pinterest.
When I am not teaching, I am either relaxing at Padre Island National Seashore or shopping at Half Priced Books. (: