Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Ecology/Evolutionary Biology and Landscape Design
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Life Sciences, grades 7-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Intern: Biology in a Box Program and University of Tennessee Division of Biology Instructional Lab
An Ohio native, I moved to Tennessee several years ago. I am currently attending the University of Tennessee – Knoxville majoring in Landscape Design and Ecology/Evolutionary Biology. In 2007 I began working as an instructor for a local summer camp. Since then I have known that teaching was the career for me.
Why do you want to teach:
Teaching provides an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of future generations.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
My most memorable experiences have come from working one-on-one with students at a local area high school. Many of the students have been in recovery credit or suspension situations with risk of not graduating on time or at all. Seeing these students light up when they understand something has been a true inspiration to continue pursuing the field of education.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program has provided me with a variety of professional development opportunities including internships, classes, and seminars.