List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • FAVORITE PLACE AT THACHER:

    The swing set overlooking the track.
  • HARDLY ANYBODY KNOWS THAT I...

    Worked as a crew leader for the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps and lived out of a tent for ~5 months while supervising the completion of various projects throughout Vermont.
  • WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP (WHEN I WAS 10):

    A fox… I eventually reconsidered...
  • WHAT I WANT TO BE WHEN I GROW UP (NOW):

    Field biology instructor / field scientist
  • FAVORITE JOB PERK:

    Getting to teach hands-on, outdoor lessons on our beautiful campus and at the Turtle Conservancy.
  • FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH:

    As an avid snowboarder, I’ll have to say one of the back bowls at Vail on a fresh powder day.
  • FAVORITE PLACE IN MY IMAGINATION:

    Scuba diving in a kelp forest.
  • MY PRIMARY ROLE AT THACHER:

    Teacher of Science and Dean of Turtles!
  • WHEN NOT IN MY OFFICE I CAN BE FOUND:

    Hiking or riding my motorbike around Ventura County.
  • SINCE YOU ASKED ME TO BRAG, HERE'S THE PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT I'M MOST PROUD OF:

    I conducted a population genetic analysis of pygmy marmosets while living with indigenous tribes in the Ecuadorian Amazon for my Master’s thesis.
  • THE BOOK, MOVIE, WORK OF ART, OR PIECE OF MUSIC I CANNOT IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT:

    Blue by Eiffel 65 gives me all the feels… also I’m kind of obsessed with NSYNC.
  • I KNEW I WANTED TO WORK AT THACHER WHEN:

    I first saw their website and heard about the Turtle Conservancy.
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