I’m passionate about STEM education because it prepares students for the exciting and unknown careers of the future.
What 3-5 adjectives best describe you? Hopeful, dedicated, caring, curious, creative
Briefly describe your job… what do you really do at EL? I write content to help ExploreLearning products reach administrators, teachers, and most importantly, students! I focus on lead generation efforts through websites, email campaigns, articles, and more. No two days are the same, which keeps things fun, exciting, and challenging! I love collaborating across teams to bring regional and national campaigns to life.
What do you like about working at EL? The people are incredible! Everyone at ExploreLearning is authentically passionate and excited about our products because we know they help students and teachers. It's exciting to witness everyone combine their unique talents and skills to work toward common goals to support K-12 STEM education.
What's the most seriously fun thing you've ever done? I published a children’s book, Hope the Dog! It’s been a lot of fun growing the business and connecting with readers, teachers, and parents!
Why is STEM education important, in your personal opinion?
I’m passionate about STEM education because it prepares students for the exciting and unknown careers of the future. Although new jobs will continue to arise, solid foundations in math and science provide students with critical thinking and transferable skills to accomplish great things in any field of study.
Time travel… past or future?
Past! I enjoy history and historical fiction.
Chemistry or Biology? Chemistry— I enjoyed balancing equations in high school.
Algebra or Geometry? Algebra— Solving for variables is fun.
Learn a language or learn how to code?
I taught Kindergarten-8th grade Spanish, so I always enjoy learning more about communication and how languages connect people.
Deep space or deep sea?
Deep sea— Water is awesome!
Bill Nye or Neil DeGrasse Tyson?
I don’t have a favorite between the two, but I’d pick Gregor Mendel for his studies on genetics and how traits get passed down in families. I still remember learning about his pea plant experiments in high school. The Heredity and Traits STEM Case is also neat— students learn while acting like bee scientists!
Einstein or Newton?
Newton— For his Laws of Motion and impact on calculus.
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Wars— For my dad and brother!
Keyboard or Paper + Pencil?
Both— Keyboard for work, but nothing beats pen and paper for taking notes or brainstorming ideas.
Playlists or podcasts?
Playlists— I love music and make new playlists every few months. It’s fun to hear an old song and remember which playlist it’s from and what life moments were happening then.
In the classroom… Front row or back row?
Front row— I was (and still am!) pretty nerdy, so I never wanted to miss important notes.