Who am I? I was born in South Africa and moved to the US when I was nine. I went to Tufts and double majored in geology and environmental science. I’ve worked as a dive master, as a tutor at a STEM school and at Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay to help kids explore the Boston Harbor and Charles River in a hands-on way.
Why I love STEM? Because STEM is so relevant to the world today and certainly will be in the future. STEM encourages kids to think across disciplines with an eye towards finding practical solutions to challenges. Inspiring them and igniting that spark is definitely the first step to bringing kids into a world where these disciplines are used concurrently to help people.
Why I think AweSTEM is awesome? Because it’s so many cool things all in one place. I get to merge my creative side with my do-gooder and scientific side.
What I love to do? Scuba dive, take naps, hug my dog,
One thing about me my family thinks is weird: I lick my plate if the food is really, really good – only at home of course!