Hello, STEM-X Community! It is a tremendous honor to step into the role of Director. Since its inception 18 years ago, STEM-X has provided high quality workshops to thousands of inspired learners. I look forward to watching our students’ excitement grow as they actively engage in their learning at STEM-X.
My family is originally from Pennsylvania. We moved to Colorado in 2017 in search of sunshine and an outdoor lifestyle. I’m a School Counselor at Fossil Ridge, where my husband is an Algebra and Geometry teacher. Our oldest son is a Senior at CSU studying Supply Chain Management. Our middle son is a Freshman at Fossil Ridge and our youngest son is a sixth grader at Kinard Middle School. We have two loveable pups, Pork Chop & Beau. As a family, we love to travel, hike, camp, ski/snowboard.
After graduating from high school, I studied in France for a year. Upon return, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, where my father was a professor of Philosophy. I have a Master’s of Science Degree in Education with a k-12 Counseling Certification from Duquense University in Pittsburgh, PA. My k-12 Principal’s certification is from the University of Pittsburgh (H2P)!
I have always been passionate about Science. My intended career was in the medical field, but with the twists and turns in life, I became a School Counselor. It’s a privilege supporting students as they grow into themselves through their engagement with the world. I’m passionate about the environment, education, the arts, social justice, and human rights. What I love about STEM-X is its applications in improving the quality of life. I look forward to collaborating with our STEM-X educators as we continue the legacy of creating exciting and innovative experiences for our students.