Ph.D. in Environmental Analysis, University of California, Irvine, 2007
M.S. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental Science, California State University, Fullerton, 1997
B.S. in Environmental Biology and Management with a minor in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning, University of California, Davis, 1994
I joined Saddleback College in August 2002, and I am currently the Department Chair for Environmental Studies and Marine Science Technology. I teach a variety of classes, including Introduction to Environmental Studies, Introduction to Ecology, Alternative Energy Technologies, Natural Resource Conservation, Environmental Hazards to Health, and Water and Soil Conservation.
My goal is not only to educate students about environmental issues, but also to teach social responsibility. It is important for people to learn that their actions have consequences, both good and bad. Students also learn that the human species is a part of nature and everything we do affects it. I truly believe that the solution to many of our environmental problems lies with education.
I have also presented at a variety of conferences and conducted research both nationally and internationally, including working with North America’s most endangered amphibian, the Wyoming toad, the black footed ferret, and analyzing management strategies of tropical ecosystems in Costa Rica.