My training is in Biology, I have a strong basic science background and I worked for more than 10 years in both academic and pharmaceutical research laboratories. I left research to care for my family and after a long hiatus, I want to begin a new career and use my training in Biology to help students connect with the world around them. As a teacher, I will welcome the opportunity to work with students to educate them in the basic sciences and convey to them the importance of science and technology. I will encourage students to pursue an education in the sciences not only because positions in medicine, engineering and technology offer competitive wages but also because discoveries and advances made in these fields propel us forward to meet the challenges of our changing environment. I want to use my interest in education and my passion for science to inspire the students of today to lead our planet into a productive and sustainable future.