Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine
B.S., Rhodes College
Hired in 2016
I chose Multnomah University because of the opportunity to teach biology at a small Christian college. My passion is teaching biology to undergraduates in a setting where I can get to know each student individually and where I can discuss matters of faith and science integration freely in the classroom.
My undergraduate and graduate degrees are in molecular cell biology, and my graduate research examined the orientation of the fibrillin-1 and fibrillin-2 proteins within microfibrils, which provide structure to blood vessels, lungs, and the eye. While my training is specifically in cell biology, I have loved being able to teach a range of courses in biology, including microbiology, immunology, genetics, and anatomy.
My hobbies include cooking, reading, knitting, quilting, and gardening. I also love spending time with my husband.
I enjoy exploring the different neighborhoods of Portland. Two of my favorite locations in Portland are the Lan Su Chinese Garden and the Portland Japanese Garden. I also enjoy visiting the many waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge.