I am a local surfer girl who loves learning about the amazing biodiversity in the San Fransico Bay Area. I am a Marine Biologist by training, but have a diverse biological background ranging from photosynthesizers, heterotrophs and even absorptive heterotrophs. I have broad interest in all areas of ecology and evolution. I have taught a variety of courses at SFSU including major biology core laboratories, non major botany laboratories, Nature Studies, and Human Biology. I continue to teach at SFSU because I get personal satisfaction from sharing my love of biology with my students. I aim to inspire my students to a deeper understanding of biology that will stay with them as they embark on their careers in biology.