About Me

Hello, here is a little background about me.  I am originally from Roxbury, NJ.  After Roxbury High School, I went to Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where I was pre-med up until my junior year.  During my junior year I discovered my love of chemistry while doing research.  I worked in an interdisciplinary group that explored the growth of spicebush.  Specifically, I looked at the soil chemistry around black walnut trees in relationship to the spicebush plant.   In the end I graduated from Muhlenberg College with a major in chemistry and a minor in art.   After college I moved up to Buffalo, NY where I earned my PhD in Chemistry from University at Buffalo (UB).  At UB my research centered in creating a chemical sensor on a silicon platform.  I have over 7 publications in scientific journals.  I started teaching to inspire students to love and pursue science. 

In my free time I love camping, spending time on the beach,  and fixing up my house.  My family consists of my husband, my son Charlie (born May 2017), along with my dog and two cats!  I live on Lake Hopatcong and love spending time on the water.