I really enjoying teaching, stemming from some early interests in informal education and amateur astronomy. My scientific career started in education policy, and a summer job at the Pacific Science Center lead to working in planetariums for many years. More recently, I was a founding member of Blue Marble Space, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting science communication and space exploration projects. I really enjoy teaching, and contribute to Introductory Earth Science, Atmospheric Chemistry, Geochemistry, Analytical Methods. In the spring, I co-teach Global Biogeochemical Cycles with Dr. Aubrey Zerkle, with whom I also lead a fun and challenging field trip to Rio Tinto. I am the module coordinator for the brand new Astrobiology course starting in Spring 2017, although Dr. Sarah Rugheimer will be handling much of the teaching.