About Me

I am a slimy red Bruin! That is right I have had the pleasure of attending 3 fantastic colleges in my career pursuit.
I began as a banana slug at UC Santa Cruz. What a beautiful place! 

Then I came to UCLA and brought good luck as we won the national basketball title and beat USC 9 years in a row! I graduated with a bachelors of science in psychobiology and decided science teaching would be my profession. 

So I traveled up North to Stanford where I earned my masters degree and teaching credential. 
Since then I have been at several different high schools, got married (Stanford Memorial Chapel picture above), and had children. I love the outdoors, hiking, and continuously learning about science in the world around us. Currently I am working with UCLA and UCSB on a nanoscience education that you will learn more about this year.

My email is dduran@hartdistrict.org if you need to contact me.