Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Biology
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Biology, grades 9-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
California State University San Bernardino
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Del Vallejo Middle School
I was born and raised in Apple Valley, CA. I graduated from Granite Hills High School in 2007 in the top 10 percent of my class. I attended Victor Valley Community College for two years and then transferred to California State University, San Bernardino where I am currently in my second year.
Why do you want to teach:
I want to teach because Biology is a fascinating subject. It is the reason everything on this planet exists. I would be thrilled to be able to share my knowledge and excitement for the subject.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
My most memorable teaching experience was when I was a student at Victor Valley College. My Physiology professor, Dr. Lisa Harvey, was a fascinating instructor because she had so many life experiences that directly related to the material. She was a teacher who really cared about the material and made it easy to understand for all of us. Her class stands out for me the most because it was in her class that I decided I wanted to become a teacher. I had so much respect for Dr. Harvey, and I hope that one day I can be a fantastic teacher just like her.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
It is truly an honor to be a part of the Noyce program. This program has opened many opportunities for me. I am learning from one of the best teachers in my field, which is not something most people get to say. I am very blessed to be a Noyce scholar.