Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: B.S. Biological Sciences/Master of Education
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: High school biology, environmental science, robotics
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Noyce Teaching Fellow
Name of Noyce institution:
University of California, Riverside
Current academic or teaching status:
1st year teaching
School and school district:
ACE Charter High School
I attended UC Riverside for both my undergraduate and graduate course work. As an undergrad, I did research projects on citrus and asparagus under the supervision of Dr. Roose. I also worked part time as a R&D lab technician providing consultant services to companies in the semi-conductor industry. I was able to incorporate laboratory techniques inside a high school biology classroom last year through student teaching.
Why do you want to teach:
“Raise your hand if you like science”
Only a handful of students will do so. I hope I can change this number at the end of the year.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
When I saw Johnny raised his hand and asked questions related to biology. I’m still working on getting him to turn in his homework.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
Noyce has been providing a lot of professional development opportunities. As a new teacher, any support group is necessary to improve, reflect and simply share stories.