Hola! Alo! Ciao! I am an associate professor of science and English Language Learner methods for the School of Education. My college career unfolded in an unconventional way. I earned a BS in agricultural sciences and engineering from Penn State. After experiencing the satisfying outcomes of the teaching profession, I decided to return to Penn State to work on my graduate education. I earned my Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in science education K-12 and an M. Ed. in Bilingual and Multicultural Studies. In my recent past, I worked at Carlow University as a STEM and ELL educator in the Education Department for 17 years. Before moving to Pittsburgh, I worked for the University of Puerto Rico as an educator in the Teacher Preparation Program at the Mayaguez Campus. During my tenure at UPR, I moved to the Central Administration in San Juan where I served as Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator for the Scope, Sequence & Coordination Project (NSTA) and the Statewide Systemic Initiative (NSF) under Dr. Manuel Gómez.