Born and raised in Sacramento, I moved to Los Angeles in 1993 to study microbiology and molecular genetics at UCLA. After earning a bachelor of science degree, I worked for a year as a tutor before beginning my teaching career at Lawrence Middle School in 1998.

I thoroughly enjoy teaching middle school and try to incorporate interesting and engaging lessons for my students. I feel that Science is a class that needs to be hands-on with students learning by doing. By developing lessons that focus on visual, auditory, and kinesthetic modes of learning, I believe that my class accommodates the learning styles of all students.

"Janss Steps, Royce Hall in background, UCLA"
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