|I attended the University of Utah as an undergraduate in chemistry and lived in Park City, Utah. I spent a lot of time working so I could pay my way through school in Utah and graduated in 1986. I received my Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of California, Riverside in 1991 where I studied geometrical isomers of conjugated polyenes such as bithiophene using supersonic jet spectroscopy. As a post doctoral fellow at UCLA, I studied thin films using surface enhanced raman spectroscopy (SERS) and phase transitions using a impedance analyzed quartz crystal microbalance. I then taught general chemistry at UCLA on and off from late summer of '92 till '95. The commute was horrid and I enjoy teaching smaller classes. Luckily I found a great job near home working with great people at Fullerton College. I feel really fortunate and grateful to be here working with such high caliber instructors, staff, and of course, students.|
have been a chemistry instructor at Fullerton College since 1996.
I acted as the department coordinator for about four years and presently
doing what I do best: teaching chemistry courses. I was
a participant in a chemistry
grant at CSUF that uses web-delivered tools in chemistry
and am a WATChDOG (Web Assisted Tools in Chemistry Developers Online
I was also involved in FLASH,
a NSF grant consortium of chemistry instructors in the Western United
States and brought money to Fullerton College to build a chemistry computer
studio and implement web-based material in our chemistry courses. I
try to stay current in chemistry and hope to be involved in more grants
in the future.
|My passion outside of teaching is horses. I used to have a small horse breeding business, but simply don't have the time any more to work with a lot of horses. I used to ride a lot, but now can't seem to find the time. I try to work out a lot and enjoy working on my website. I also enjoy working with graphics, going to Las Vegas, and spending time with my husband of 21 years, Richard.|