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I am on sabbatical for the 2018/2019 academic year. I will not have a regular office hours, but I will be around on campus.
Please email me if you want to come by and chat, I'd be happy to make an appointment.

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A bit about me:

I was trained as an experimental particle physicists working to understand the basic building blocks of nature. Most recently, I studied neutrino oscillation and was a member of the NOvA collaboration. NOvA is an experiment which sends a beam of neutrinos from Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in the western Chicago suburbs to northern Minnesota. I am also interested in physics education research and analysis of large datasets.

I am a Midwest transplant, raised in Corvallis, Oregon. Growing up, I was an avid Girl Scout and loved hiking and camping. I did my undergraduate work at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. There, I majored in math and physics and played the viola in the symphony orchestra.

I moved to the Midwest for graduate school and I completed my doctoral dissertation at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. My doctoral work involved studying the elusive top quark using the CDF Run II detector located at Fermilab.

After a brief stint as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Redlands in the Los Angeles suburbs, I moved back to Illinois for a postdoctoral appointment at Argonne National lab. At Argonne, I studied neutrino oscillation and worked on the MINOS and NOvA experiments. In 2012, I was thrilled to move back to a place where I can see forests and natural beauty on a daily basis and I have been teaching at Winona State ever since.

I am a passionate educator, who believes in implementing research vetted teaching methods and active learning strategies in my classroom. I also enjoy participating in outreach activities such as the science fair. My hobbies include knitting, hiking and camping, and spending time with my family.



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