I have two complementary sides: An educator side and a scientist/engineer side; a combination I find extremely important for a successful teacher in STEM education.
I earned my PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Rice University while working on thermodynamics of colloid and polymer systems, before transitioning to biophysics as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where I studied the mechanism of anesthesia at the molecular level. I then became the chief scientist at Noon Scientific, a science/engineering consulting firm based in Austin, TX. For the past four years I have also served high-need and economically disadvantaged students in public schools in urban and rural Texas, teaching everything form physics, engineering to psychology and mentoring students in robotics and computer programming. I am a Texas certified STEM teacher and a National Geographic certified educator. I enjoy working with young and curious minds ad guiding my students through the journey of discovering their passions, achieving their goals while fostering a culture of love for learning.