How did you connect with Beyond Benign?
I first connected with Beyond Benign when I brought my middle school students to the learning center for a field trip. My students had a great time and we have been returning annually.
What first drew you into teaching and science education?
Teaching is a second career for me. It was great way to share both my knowledge of science and my experience in the workplace with others. It has been a great way to share and learn from the next generation.
What excites you most about teaching green chemistry?
After being working in both academia and in an industrial setting, I have seen the importance of green chemistry. We need to educate the next generation on how to work with science in a manner that is best for them and their environment. We need to take better care of both; and green chemistry provides a great opportunity to spread this information and change the current mindset.