I am an industrial chemist, who recently became certified to teach secondary science in Maryland public schools. My goal is to contribute to the training of future scientists in a meaningful way for the duration of my career. I also want to work on my own professional development through interaction with other teachers, scientists and other professionals. I have many interests including reading literature and poetry, museums, art,cycling and tennis. I have a houseful of pets that I enjoy taking care of. I am looking forward to working with the NSTA and its affiliates.