I have always loved writing and reading. When my son was born in 2012, my parents brought all my childhood books to our house—boxes and boxes of familiar books. My journals filled one of the large boxes. Forgotten pages of observations of the natural and human-made world mixed with my personal hopes, explorations, disappointments, and dreams. How are bridges built and why are some people afraid of bridges? What causes earthquakes and why do people build homes where they know earthquakes occur? The connections we have to scientific and engineered worlds has always fascinated and frustrated me.
I enjoy helping people—myself included—understand and make personal connections to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). As an author, I’ve written and edited books such as NetLearning: Why Teachers Use the Internet and The Care and Feeding of Online Networks for Nonprofits. I’ve also written curricula for youth focused on computer science, technology, engineering, Earth system science, and mathematics: Build IT, InnovaTE3 and ICT4me.
I enjoy researching and writing books that make science personal and valuable to kids, ages 5 to 15.
My resume lists my published work and highlights my professional path in STEM education.
Happy writing and reading to all!