2006-present Teacher, St. Gregory College Preparatory High School
|Women Working. Packing Bacon at Swift and Company, 1933. From Harvard University Working Women Open Collections Program.|
2005-2006 Director of Education and Outreach, The Rincon Institute, Tucson, Arizona
Duties Included: Coordinating all naturalist outings; teaching residents of east Tucson about the ecological present and past of the Sonoran Desert; creating all outreach publications; coordinating after school environmental education programs with Vail School District; coordinating educational programs with Saguaro National Park
2000-2005 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Arizona
Major Field: United States Twentieth-Century
Minor Fields: Comparative Environmental History and Comparative Women’s History
Completed Comprehensive Exams – May 2002 with distinction
1998-2000 Master of Arts, University of Arizona
Completed Oral Examinations – May 2000 with distinction
1990-1994 Bachelor of Arts, The Colorado College
Major: History/Political Science
Graduated Cum Laude and With Distinction in History
1995-1998 Policy Advisor, Governor Roy Romer, Denver, Colorado
Director, Governor’s Adult Education Initiative
Duties Included: advising the Governor and making policy on Adult Education, welfare reform, and workplace training issues; creating and sustaining legislative efforts; managing budget of approximately $70,000; working with community-based adult education providers to create seamless system of adult education for the state of Colorado; founding and staffing the Colorado Business Commission on Adult Basic Learning (the first of its kind in Colorado) which included planning and facilitating all meetings, maintaining records of Commission activities, communicating with press about Commission activities, spearheading Commission’s legislative agenda, and writing, producing, and publishing the Commission’s final report.
1994-1995 Press Secretary, First Lady of Colorado Bea Romer, Denver, Colorado Duties Included: Writing speeches for the First Lady; writing correspondence and handling all press inquiries for the First Lady; constituent outreach.
1989-1994 Park Ranger, National Park Service Seasonal Interpreter/Naturalist, Colorado National Monument, Fruita, Colorado Duties Included: environmental education and outreach, including leading nature walks, creating interpretive exhibits, and giving campfire presentations; natural resource monitoring; fire fighting; and fee collection.
Fall 2004 Visiting Instructor at The Colorado College.
Block 3 -- HY 212 American Frontiers (U.S. West, colonial-present)
Block 4 -- HY 217 US Environmental History (colonial-present)
Summer 2004 Instructor of Record, University of Arizona, History 254 United States Women’s History,1877-present.
Spring 2003 Instructor of Record, University of Arizona, Department of History, HIST 355 United States Environmental History, colonial-present.
Summer 2002 Instructor of Record, University of Arizona, Department of History, HIST 438 United States History, 1917-1945
1999-present Teaching Assistant, University of Arizona, Department of History
Courses have included:
United States Environmental History, Colonial to Present
United States Women’s History, 1600-1877
United States Women’s History, 1877-present
United States History, 1600-1877
United States History, 1877-present
United States History of the New West, 1900-present
History of Western Civilization, 3000BC-1500AD