While in grade school, I was a peer-tutor in the subjects of math and science and even provided tutoring for a friend's parent through his college algebra course, as I was currently enrolled in Calculus 2. I acquired my Bachelor of Science in Fish and Wildlife Management with a specialization in Environmental Education. While completeing my studies, I was a Laboratory Instructor for the Zoology and Animal Physiology courses, instructing groups of approximately 18 undergraduate students. I've worked in non-formal education as a tour guide and education facilitator at the Bell Museum of Natural History, specializing in engaging the attention of elementary age children. My internship was completed as an Environmental Educator for Peacable Kingdom Retreat for Children- an outdoor facility utilized for the instruction of special needs and chronically ill children K-12. While there, I developed a lesson manual to improve the educational efforts of the permanant staff. I currently work at a middle school as a special education aide, and I tutor homeschooled elementary aged children in the subject of science.