Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Mathematics
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Secondary Mathematics and Environmental Studies
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Fifth year or post-baccalaureate Noyce scholar
Name of Noyce institution:
Current academic or teaching status:
Completing Teaching Credential at CSU Sacramento
School and school district:
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory STEM Teacher and Researcher (STAR) Program
Growing up with three parents with Disabilities has taught me to inspire others to grow while ever-seeking education and professional development myself.
Why do you want to teach:
Teaching equates to social justice. Thus, I hope to not only encourage the next wave of mathematicians and scientists, I hope to inspire future social justice and civil rights luminaries.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
When my Introduction to Environmental Critical Thinking course at CSU Sacramento required its students to visit the local recycling plant. This one hands on experience completely changed my lifestyle choices and fueled my flame for environmental education (for I hope to bring future students to recycling plants, nature preserves, organic farms, alternative energy production sites, and to countless other organizations/individuals who fight for sustainability.).
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
It has instilled within me an unmatched confidence. I am a member of a distinguished team of counselors, inspirational speakers, and superheros. We have the power to go into communities and inspire positive change exponentially.
There is not a greater cause to wake up to each morning.
To be a part of this legacy is a responsibility, a commitment, and an opportunity to provide an example that dreams can come true.