I am a full-time instructor in the Environmental Science Department. I am a Marine
Biologist by training and my background includes work on invasive species, benthic-pelagic
coupling, water quality, plankton population dynamics, bioaccumulation and magnification
studies, and how carbon moves through ecosystems. My graduate research was the first
to focus on the feeding ecology of an invasive bivalve on a specific size class of
plankton in the San Francisco Estuary. You can read about it here.
Before coming to De Anza I was an instructor at Diablo Valley College in the Biology
and Oceanography Departments. I also worked as a Biologist at the U.S. Geological
Survey. In my work as an educator, I strive to present a different idea of what a
scientist looks like. I love science and I love to learn from my students. In my spare
time, I am a passionate Oakland A's fan and a trapeze artist.
Classes I Teach