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Q: What subject do you teach and where?
A: I teach 7th grade science at Firebaugh Middle small in the small community of Firebaugh, California.

Q: How long have you been a full-time teacher?
A: 2015-16 was my first year.

Q: Can you tell us a little about your STAR research experiences?
A: I was a research fellow in the STAR (STEM Teachers and Researcher) program for the summers of 2013-2015 and was involved with hands on aquatic invertebrate research at Fresno State in 2013, and helped to identify and quantify Ozone Depleting Substances and Halocarbons at NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration) in Boulder, Colorado for the summers of 2014-2015. Most recently, I was accepted into the NOAA Teacher at Sea program and spent over 3 weeks at sea aboard NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson on a research cruise in the Eastern Bering Sea.