Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Biology and marine sciences; Secondary education
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: General science, biology, chemistry, grades 9-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Fifth year or post-baccalaureate Noyce scholar
Name of Noyce institution:
Arizona State University- STARR Noyce Scholarship Program
Current academic or teaching status:
Grad student- Masters of Education
School and school district:
Scottsdale Unified School District- Ingleside Middle School; Bio Science High School, PUHD
I graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in 2007. I traveled the western United States working as a wildlife biologist, specializing in endangered species recovery projects. In early 2010, I made the decision to go back to school for my masters in education.
Why do you want to teach:
I have always wanted to teach. After spending time in the field and gaining those incredible experiences, I decided it was time to go back to school for education. I enjoy sharing my passion with my students.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
I’m still student teaching, and so far it has all been memorable!
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce Program has been invaluable to my educational career. Without this program, I would have struggled financially during my time as a student. I would have had to continue working to pay tuition which would have added stress and caused a distraction to me while in school. Now, I can focus on my school work and student teaching. I sincerely appreciate this program.