Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Biology
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Biology, Chemistry 9-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Fifth year or post-baccalaureate Noyce scholar
Name of Noyce institution:
Santa Clara University
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
San Jose Unified
I recently graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Biology. In my time there I was on our division 1 rowing team and also worked as a research assistant for an evolutionary biologist on campus. I was born in Stockton, CA and attented the Tokay public High School in Lodi,CA.
Why do you want to teach:
I want to be a teacher because I would not have attended college had my high school teachers not motivated and inspired me.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
I have not started my program yet. It begins August 1st 2011.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program has provided the means to become a teacher as well as many important connections. Noyce Scholars who are a year ahead of me have taken the time to discuss the program and their experiences. This sort of relationship has made me feel supported in what I expect to be a challenging but exciting year.