I came to Utah Connections Academy with a background in teaching and a career as a scientist. After 8 years working as an ecologist and developmental biologist (all was as a technician), I became a formal teacher. I taught science to grades 5 through 8 for nearly 5 years at brick and mortar schools before joining Utah Connections Academy.
I am from the northwest, but came to Utah for university and haven't left. My mother's family lives in Lehi and both they and dear friends have made this state my home. My family lives all over the US and I stay in close contact with them through the beauty of cell phones and Marco Polo. I am grateful for those inventions, for I do not think that I would be as close to those I love so dearly without them.