After an undergraduate degree in chemistry, a PhD in Neurotoxicology, and two post-doctoral fellowships spent irradiating cancer cells in Paris at the Curie Institute and implanting mice with breast cancer cells at a large university in my hometown. My research career specialized in neurotoxicology and mechanisms of cancer metastasis with a total of twelve peer-reviewed publications, several presentations at international conferences, and grant funding from the American Cancer Society. Wanting something more human-centered, I left research and taught biology at a small liberal arts college and from there, found my most impactful role as a mentor, facilitator, and educator at a student-led high school in Boise, ID called One Stone. I am starting my third year with the One Stone, currently as co-director of the lab school program and a coach in the areas of science and wellness.
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