I am a science educator, naturalist, writer, tide pool enthusiast, devoted aunt, dog mother, organic farmer and burgeoning obsessive trail runner. I believe that time outside is good for us; there are few problems a few deep breaths of fresh air, sunlight on our skin, and an elevated heart rate can’t solve (or at least temporarily alleviate).
In my professional life, I work for the Corning School of Ocean Science at Maine Maritime Academy. Besides teaching an introductory Ocean Science class, biology and chemistry labs, my side projects include a collaborative research project on microplastic marine pollution and assisting a local shellfish chairman explore the impacts of the invasive green crab population explosion. I write and produce a science and nature short feature called The World Around Us for WERU Community Radio (89.9 Blue Hill and 99.9 Bangor), and currently teach for the Maine Master Naturalist Program. My education includes an M.Ed in Science and Environmental Education and a B.S. in Natural Resources/Natural History and Ecology from UMaine. I also studied at Hampshire College and University College Galway during my undergrad years.
I am lucky to live with my husband, two dogs and two cats on the Blue Hill Peninsula, in the Bagaduce River watershed near a small organic farm, a few miles of trails, a swamp, a spring and lots of good neighbors.