Biography and education
I am a native of New England’s south coast. After graduating from Wellesley College with a degree in Biochemistry, I moved to Seattle, Washington to pursue a doctorate in Cellular Pharmacology. I worked in the laboratory of Dr. Edith Wang on the topic of Transcription and Cell Proliferation. My work on TAF1’s Histone Acetyltransferase (HAT) activity helped clarify TAF1’s multiple roles in the activation of transcription of cell cycle genes. While in Seattle, I enjoyed kayaking, hiking, gardening, karaoke, and living the life of Riley on a measly graduate student salary.
After finishing my doctorate degree, I moved back to the Boston area to teach. I have taught at BHCC since 2003, and couldn’t imagine a better place to be than here. I am coordinator of the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Club and co-director of the Commonwealth Honors Program. I teach courses in Cell Biology, Microbiology, Human Biology, and the Honors Seminar.
I spend my free time raising my two young daughters with my husband.