About Dr. B
I am a life-long learner and enjoy keeping up to date with trends in scientific research as well as strategies for engaging students in STEM education. I continue to seek opportunities to learn and grow via collaboration with educators and scientists. I find that a passion for learning is infectious. A student in my class can expect to be supported and challenged in their scientific explorations. Topics are approached from a variety of perspectives. For example, we role play protein folding, acting out interactions using our own bodies, followed by an exploration of amino acid interactions using accurate molecular models and 3D software. Critical thinking skills are developed through collaboration, as connections are woven between course content and the real world. Prior to joining Meridian, I taught undergraduate biology labs at the College of William and Mary, molecular microbiology at the U.T. Medical School in Houston, bioethics at Princeton University and cell biology, introductory biology labs, and microbial pathogenesis at Southwestern University in nearby Georgetown. My goal is to provide memorable and meaningful learning experiences for all students and to foster an appreciation and excitement for the fields of biology and environmental science.