Sharon, PA 16146
I grew up on a farm in the central San Joaquin Valley of California raising animals and loving nature. I fell in love with biology at a young age and went on to pursue a Bachelor’s at the University of California Berkeley. Upon completion of my degree, I went on to graduate school at Southern Illinois University Carbondale where I earned a PhD in Plant Biology. During my first job at a small private liberal arts college in Iowa, I found my true passion: teaching. I love to spread the joy and wonder of science to all people.
Here at Penn State Shenango, I teach a wide variety of classes including major’s and non-major’s biology, plant biology, environmental science, and sustainability. I volunteer in a number of outreach activities that help to connect science with the general public.
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and riding bikes with my husband and two sons. I also swim and occasionally compete in triathlons.
Botany, especially medicinal plants, and bryophyte
Ecology of prairies and woodlands
d'Artenay, Tamrya D., and Karen S. Renzaglia. "Architecture of the mid-stage spermatid of Aneura pinguis (Aneuraceae)." The Bryologist 114.1 (2011): 28-37.
PhD in Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2011)
Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley (2004)