I have been teaching at Saddleback College since Fall 2011. My academic background includes an A.A. in General Science from Santa Monica College, a B.S. in Marine Biology and a M.S. in Biology, both from CSULB. My graduate research focused on investigating the marine live bait trade in California as a potential vector for the introduction of non-indigenous species. I am currently an Adjunct Research Scientist at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, in San Pedro, California, with a research focus on marine parasitology. At Saddleback College, I have taught Southern California Coastal Ecology (Marine Science 4), Introduction to Oceanography (Marine Science 20), Human Anatomy (Biology 11), Marine Biology (Biology 19), and Introduction to Biology (Biology 20). Currently, I am teaching Marine Biology (Biology 19) and Human Anatomy (Biology 11).