I attended Brevard Community College and then transferred to the University of Central Florida where I earned both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Chemistry. After Graduation, I worked for Bionetics Corporation at Kennedy Space Center as an Analytical Chemist before returning to college at the University of Florida, where I eventually received a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. While at UF, I worked mainly in the areas of the synthesis, purification and characterization of small molecules that could be used in monolayer film polymerization reactions. My favorite topics in chemistry are chromatography, spectroscopy, reaction mechanisms, and organic synthesis.
I began teaching at GRCC in 2000 and have taught many different chemistry courses, including Chemistry in the Modern World, General, Organic and Biochemistry, and both the one and two semester Organic Chemistry courses. I like teaching at GRCC because the small class sizes and teaching the labs myself allows me work with the students individually and provide mentoring when asked. I enjoy chemistry because there is always something new to learn and I enjoy sharing this information in the classroom and lab setting.