The challenge of always being able to improve my techniques in ways that improve a student’s experience in my classroom made me want to pursue teaching.”

Christine’s Story

Teaching Disciplines

Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science

Why Science

“Science, the scientific process, and scientific ideas have a tremendous impact on students’ lives. Students can be part of global scientific conversations if they have basic knowledge of scientific ideas, as well as the tools to explore more.”

Professional Experience

While in college, Christine spent a summer working at the Chicago Botanic Garden as a Research Experience for Undergraduates program participant.

Following college, she worked as the head coach of a high school gymnastics team for two years and as an assistant coach for another two years. In the head coach role, it is noteworthy to mention that she pioneered the gymnastics program.

Before transitioning to the field of education, Christine worked as an Integrated Pest Management Crew Leader for the City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks Department. In this position, she managed invasive plant species on 45,000 acres of land. She also conducted prescribed burning, responded to wildfires, hand-pulled plants and cut down invasive trees. For two of those years, she led crews in this work. Christine’s desire to make a direct impact on people led her to pursue a career in education. Christine has been teaching for three years.


Christine enjoys exploring the outdoors through hiking and camping, reading, and coaching and playing ultimate frisbee.

Academic Background

  • University of Colorado–Boulder (Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (Bachelor of Arts in Biology)