It all began in July 2017, when I wrote a proposal to complete field science as a new approach to teacher professional development. I won the award and associated grant money and promptly joined The Boiling River Project Field Season 10 team.
Beginning in August 2018: I joined the field team for The Boiling River Project, under the direction of Andres Ruzo.
In 2019, for Field Season 11, I joined the grant team for Projeto Mantis and was named the Education Team Leader for The Boiling River Project.
In 2022, I returned to the Boiling River alongside two graduate students from the University of Miami and as the sole Boiling River Team Member to continue the longitudinal study begun in 2011 by Andres Ruzo himself.
Based on this experience, there is an entire page of this website dedicated to what I experienced, educational materials being created, and opportunities to connect.
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As a 2018 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic, I traveled to Galapagos on expedition to study endemic species in November 2018.
The best way to describe Iceland is: Magical
Check out my blog to see my daily log of events, reflections, and lessons learned about all things Iceland
With LRTT, Limited Resource Teacher Training, I became a Teacher Fellow, traveling to Belize to work with teachers in the capital city of Belmopan. While not in the classroom with teachers, I studied the culture of Belizeans and Maya.
July 2019 and 2022-through grant funding from the Virginia Geographic Alliance (VGA), I participated in a three day expedition to study global climate change indicators on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Tangier Island.