Curriculum Vitae

I aim to teach Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) using an inquiry-based and hands-on approach. My goal is not to have students merely memorize facts, but to comprehend the concepts and processes involved in solving problems, both independently and collaboratively. I aspire to revolutionize the way people perceive STEM education and to foster skills that will promote innovation in the future.

In the recent years, I have come to realize the benefits of adopting a maker's mindset in education. By creating appropriate challenges that encourage creative thinking and problem-solving skills across the curriculum, I have been able to motivate children to be more innovative and unafraid of making mistakes.


Science Friday Initiative
New York, NY, August 2022 - present

Education Program Manager

Make Community, LLC
Santa Rosa, CA, March 2021 - August 2022

Maker Camp Coordinator and Community Manager

Kaleidoscope Enrichment, LLC
Blairstown, NJ, July 2011 – present

Director, Educator

Warren County Library System
Belvidere, NJ, June 2018 – March 2021

Makerspace Coordinator, STEM Educator

Pope John XXIII Middle School
Sparta, NJ, September 2016 – June 2018

Engineering Design and Science Teacher

Reverend Brown Memorial School
Sparta, NJ, September 2009 – July 2011

Middle School Science and Math Teacher


Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, August 1993 – May 1997

Bachelor of Science; Major: Chemical Biology; Minor: Literature; Certificate: Chemical Engineering, Computer Science

Sussex County Community College
Newton, NJ, July 2009 – June 2010

New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey
Alternate Route Program

Rutgers University

Center for Mathematics, Science and Computer Education
New Brunswick, NJ, January 2022 – December 2022

Graduate Certificate in Maker Education

Stevenson University
Owings Mills, MD, March 2023 – present

Master of Arts in Community-Based Education and Leadership, graduating May 2024

Recent Speaking Engagements

The Big Book of Maker Camp Projects

This entertaining guide contains dozens of start-to-finish projects that enable you to host an engaging makercamp―the kids won’t even know they’re learning! Written by an experienced teacher and dedicated hobbyist, The Big Book of Maker Camp Projects clearly explains the awesome activities that will make your camp epic. Wearables, electronics, arts and crafts, cosplay, and other favorite topics are fully covered.

With expert advice on howto create your own unique program, you will discover how to host the coolest camp on the block and inspire young hobbyists to hone their skills and gain confidence.