Profession: University professor of Biology
Teaching Experience: I am a professor at the University of Illinois and have been for over 25 years.
My students say I am friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and funny. I teach both face-to-face and online.
My area of expertise is biology (especially cell biology, medicine, and bioengineering) but I can cheerfully converse on many topics.
As a mother of four, I have extensive experience interacting with children.
I have been involved in many science outreach projects for young & old in the general public.
Interests: I've been teaching on Cambly for nearly 5 years!
I love science, space exploration, animals of all kinds, world traveling and sewing.
I enjoy reading. My favorite books are usually non-fiction.
I have traveled extensively across the USA and the world, including Japan, Canada, Costa Rica, India, most of western Europe and the UAE. My father was in the US Air Force and the most interesting place we lived when I was young was the tiny Pacific Island of Guam.
Education: I have advanced degrees in biology, with a focus on cell and structural biology.
I am also certified as a Master of Online Teaching from the Illinois Online Network.
Spoken Languages: English (Native), French (Basic), Japanese (Basic)