MSc, Soil Science. University of British Columbia


  • Actively involved in improving the undergraduate experience for fellow soil science students, by co-writing and co-designing new educational materials for soil science.

  • Developed an online teaching tool:, winner of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education 2009 Award of Merit

  • Recipient of Canadian Society of Soil Science Student Travel Award, Guelph, Ontario: Aug 2009

  • Twice Recipient of Faculty of Land and Food System Travel Award to present research at national conference

  • Recipient of Graduate Entrance Scholarship, UBC ($4,000): Sep 2007

BA, Literature, cum laude. University of North Carolina at Asheville


  • NC Teaching Certification: English, Grades 9-12; Language Arts, 6-9; Social Studies, 6-9.

  • Service and Learning Award in Education

  • Honors Program

  • Recipient of North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarship ($25,000)

  • Recipient of Founder’s Award ($450 a semester for 4 years)