Science Instructor, National Honor Society Advisor, Class of '20 Faculty Chair - Appointed 2013
- Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Cornell University
- B.S. Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University
Honors and Awards
- Northeastern University Carl S. Ell Presidential Scholar
- IBM Thomas J. Watson Scholar
- National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellow
Activities in College
- Tau Beta Pi
- University Honors Program
Best VCS Moment
Graduation 2014 – a fun and touching morning, made all the more special by seeing students, families, and staff work together so quickly to move the entire ceremony inside due to unexpectedly persistent rain showers.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. ― Marie Curie
Interests and Hobbies
Hiking and swimming with my sons, and card games
I was born and raised in the Burlington area, and like many who grow up here I felt the need to experience something different right after graduating from high school. In the nearly two decades I lived outside of Vermont (most of that spent either in school or working in Boston), I gained two precious things: a family, and a better perspective on how special a place Vermont truly is. I consider myself hugely fortunate to be able to now raise my own family here. But I’m also quite lucky to have been able to study and work in a global hotspot of scientific and technical innovation. For those working in that environment, creativity, passion, and a conviction that amazing things are not just possible, but should happen frequently are core components of the culture that sustains their efforts. I see bringing that culture into our local science classrooms as an essential task – not just to prepare students to take their place as responsible global citizens, but also to equip them to carry Vermont forward in our increasingly technology-dependent world.