Teaching and Work Experience

2006-present Teacher, St. Gregory College Preparatory High School

Women Working
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.

Teaching Experience

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