Shelley is a San Diego native and enjoys connecting students with the biodiversity of our beautiful county. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (emphasis in Marine Biology) and a Master’s Degree in Education (Science Curriculum and Instruction). She has enjoyed many years of working with people of all ages in both informal and formal settings, including work as a naturalist, educator, and academic coordinator for organizations including the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, and the San Diego Natural History Museum. She believes in the power of collaboration, authentic learning, and integration of arts into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)= “STEAM”! The 2017-18 school year will be her 7th year teaching at High Tech High. If Shelley could have any superpower, it would be breathing underwater so that she could spend unlimited hours exploring the ocean. She has come close to realizing this fantasy, as she worked for several years as a research diver studying marine plants and invertebrates in San Diego, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. She loves to spend time in and around the ocean, and enjoys music, art, and spending time with her family.

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