Graduate Program: G4 Applied Physics
Partner Teacher: Charles Duggan
Other Areas of Involvement: Science fair support,
GK-12 summer camp
Short Bio: I am from Houston, Texas. I am happy to be
a college graduate:
I am even more thrilled to have two wonderful sisters. Sarah, the reluctant
chemist, is a junior at Princeton. Kelly, the aspiring screenwriter, is
a 7th-grader back home. Her latest screenplay is
- B.S. Physics, Stanford, 2001
- S.M. Applied Physics, Harvard, 2003
about a family of orphaned children who live on a boat and solve mysteries.
When I was in high school, I was in the marching band, and I attended a
number of mental math contests.
Area of Research: Optical detection of colorless molecules
Reason for Involvement in the GK-12 Program:
- I believe that people have a right to understand and make their own
decisions about the technology that is affecting their lives, whether
as consumers or voters.
- I believe that science and technology curriculum desperately needs
to be updated and that students can learn a great deal about cool and
current topics even when they don't have all of the usual prerequisite