1013 Vassar NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: (505) 265 - 1288; Cell: (505) 228 - 2323; Email:


Southern Oregon University Ashland, OR
Masters of Science, Environmental Education, 2001
Thesis: Writing in the Dirt, A Nature Writing Curriculum for Middle and High School Students

University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM
Bachelors of University Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, 1997
Environmental Science, Education, Creative Writing, Spanish
Senior Honors Project: Mi Vida, Young Women in Black, White, and Word - an interdisciplinary class created for female high school students culminating in a public art show.
Graduated summa cum laude.

Wilderness First Responder, May, 2003.


Science Teacher; 2001-present Jemez Valley High School Jemez Pueblo, NM
Biology I, Biology II, Physical Science, Environmental Science, Summer Field Studies Course (field-based course that includes internships, backpacking trips, and field research).
Environmental/Outdoor Club Sponsor (our outdated webpage:
MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) sponsor, 2002-2003
Coordinator of Jemez Valley High School "Outdoor Ecology School" for elementary students.
Committee member for the State of New Mexico Department of Education Science Standards Mega Review.
Committee member of Jemez Valley Public School District science alignment and curriculum development team.
Field Tester/Editor of Bosque Education Guide, 2nd Edition.
Field Tester Project Wild Secondary Science Curriculum
NM Department of Game and Fish Watershed Watch water quality monitoring teacher.

Summer 2001 Assistant Faculty
UNM Honors Department Albuquerque, NM
Assisted instruction of Biological Field Studies summer course in Australia.
Planned curricula, taught scientific method and field research techniques.

2000-2001 English/Science Teacher, Wilderness Charter School
Ashland High School Ashland, OR
Curriculum design and application for small, interdisciplinary program within high school.
Facilitated students organizing community forestry education and work projects in Ashland Watershed with multiple government agencies and non-profit organizations
Guided two 14-day educational backpacking trips into wilderness areas in Oregon and California.

1999-2001 Spanish Teacher
Willow Wind Community Learning Center Ashland, OR
Designed and taught Waldorf-based Spanish curriculum for elementary students, grades 1-3.

2000-2001 Siskiyou Environmental Education Center Coordinator
Southern Oregon University Ashland, OR
Managed activities of center including outdoor educational programs for local schools, creation and delivery of environmental science curricula for local schools, interpretive programs, website development, and support for Environmental Education Graduate students.


Jemez Valley Public Schools Teacher of the Year, 2001- 2002
Sierra Club Youth in Wilderness Grant, 2002-2003

Professional Associations

National Science Teachers' Association Associations

New Mexico Science Teachers' Association
Environmental Education Association of New Mexico


Science and Service-Learning,Native American Student Success Symposium, Fall 2002.
Water Jeopardy, Santa Fe Children's Water Festival, presented with students from Jemez Valley High School.


Teaching kids a wilderness ethic. NM Wilderness Alliance Newsletter 5:3, Winter, 2001.


Professional: wilderness, interdisciplinary, field-based, and multicultural education.
Personal: gardening, hiking, camping, bird watching, running and songwriting.