With LA's BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program staff and Vons volunteers, native and edible garden installation, Fair Avenue Elementary School, LAUSD.
B.A. Philosophy, UCLA
Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, CSULA
1 year studying abroad, University of Pau and the Sorbonne III, France
Director of Outreach/Director of Outreach and K-12 Education, Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants, 2007-2018.
Former member, Urban Ecosystems Working Group and Biodiversity Expert Council, of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Landscape Integrity Films and Education (LIFE - on YouTube), co-founded with Susan Hoskins.
LIFE's short educational films are about landscaping native to support biodiversity and water/energy savings in Southern California. Films sponsored and supported by California Water Efficiency Partnership; Crescenta Valley, Foothill Municipal, Las Virgenes, Metropolitan, San Gabriel, and Western Municipal Water Districts; and the La Cañada Irrigation District, Mesa Crest Water Company, Valley Water Company, and the Arroyo Seco Foundation.
"Gardening for Wildlife," at City of Calabasas Environmental Forum, February 2018.
"Using Nature's Technology in Response to Drought," at Best Best & Krieger LLP's conference, Reimagining the Cadillac Desert, at The Autry Museum, September 2016.
Invited Speaker: 2018 Beyond Pesticides National Conference; 2018 and 2015 California Native Plant Society Conservation Conferences; International Eco-Summit 2012, and others.
Placing native plants for outdoor classroom installation by LA's BEST staff and FedEx & Theodore Payne Foundation volunteers at Euclid Avenue E.S., LAUSD. Native plants are ideal for science lessons about plant adaptations, the butterfly life cycle, plant-animal relationships, and the food web. Through the seasons, the garden can also be used for journaling in language and visual arts.