About Me

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 taught Biology and Oceanography at Diablo Valley College. 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

Winter 2019

CRNCourseSec.Title
33829ESCI 163ZEnvironmental Science
34387ESCI 165ZEnvironmental Science
00635ESCI 191Environmental Biology
00643ESCI 192Environmental Biology

Fall 2018

CRNCourseSec.Title
23135ESCI 162ZEnvironmental Science
23158ESCI 191Environmental Biology
00696ESCI 192Environmental Biology
25134ESCI 7766RSpecial Projects in Environmental Science
25135ESCI 7767RSpecial Projects in Environmental Science
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