I am originally from northern Wisconsin and attended St. Norbert College where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science. During that time, I participated in undergraduate research studying the effect of estrogen on hippocampal memory formation. That sparked my interest in scientific research and motivated me to pursue a PhD in Free Radical and Radiation Biology from the University of Iowa. I studied the molecular mechanisms of radiation resistance and novel adjuvant therapies to overcome treatment barriers. It was during my time in graduate school that I developed a love for teaching and earned a Certificate in College Teaching for Biology and Life Sciences. Following graduate school I worked for two years as a DNA analyst at the Wisconsin State Crime Lab. However, I missed teaching and research so started working at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying head and neck cancer and teaching human anatomy. I eventually took a position at Rockford University teaching human anatomy and physiology. Following a move to Las Vegas, I joined Nevada State during the summer of 2020 as a biology lecturer teaching human anatomy and physiology I and II. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children, hiking, and home improvement projects.
Regularly Teaches: BIOL 223 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I) and BIOL 224 (Human Anatomy and Physiology II)
Office: KAB 136
Phone: (702) 992-2746