Student Office Hours - Fall 2023
  • Monday: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Method: Online
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BIOL 10: Introduction to Biology Lab

BIOL 11: Human Biology


B.S. Biology
Austin Peay State University

M.S. Cellular and Molecular Biology
San Francisco State University

PhD. Human Movement Sciences – Applied Kinesiology, Biomechanics
Old Dominion University

Academic Service

West Valley Part-Time Representative, West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers, AFT 6554
Accessibility-Focused Instructional Design Support Faculty


I was a student at West Valley in the early aughts before I decided to join the military as a medic in the US Army. After my military service I went back to college and finished my B.S. degree in Biology, with a focus on field ecology. After completing my bachelor's degree, I immediately went to graduate school and completed my masters in Cellular & Molecular Biology. After that I taught Biology for a few years at West Valley College. Then, five years ago I moved out of California with my family and pursue my doctoral degree. I finished my PhD in Biomechanics of fall '22.

In addition to being a biology professor, I am also a USA Weightlifting coach and referee as well as a strength and conditioning coach. I love working with students and athletes and have spent the past few years working with Division 1 baseball players, sailors, wrestlers, and tactical athletes.

Last Updated 9/1/23