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I attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as a 3M Foundation Scholar and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Engineering in 1998.  I received the NASA Space Grant Fellowship and continued my education at UAB receiving a Master of Science degree in Materials Engineering in 2001.


Before coming to Hoover City Schools in the fall of 2007, I served as an adjunct professor at ITT Technical Institute where I taught Physics, Statistics, Algebra II and Trigonometry.  I currently teach  IB Chemistry 11, Engineering Academy 2 and Engineering Academy 3.


My research focus for my graduate work was on microgravity solidification, specifically the forming and processing of metal alloys in space.  Under the leadership of Dr. J. Barry Andrews, one of my experiments, the Wetting Characteristics of Immiscibles project (WCI), was performed on the STS-87 shuttle mission in November 1997.