I was hired as an associate faculty to teach chemistry in 1993 at the Douglas Campus campus and later to teach more classes at the Sierra Vista campus. In 1998 I was hired as the Science Lab coordinator for the Sierra Vista campus, I worked at that position for about 6 years.
In the meantime I started to work on my Masters in Biology, which earlier in my life I did not complete. I earned my M.S. in Biology from U of A in 1995 and was fortunate to be hired the same year as a full time biology instructor for the Sierra Vista campus.
I love my job and enjoy teaching, just like some of the others in this field. Currently, I am also serving the college as the Department Chair for Sciences and hope my contribution to the college as this role brings about some positive effect for the college.
Recently I have been promoted and transfered as the Director of the Virtual Campus.
I am blessed with three sons, one a dentist, second working towards a periodontics degree, and youngest working in phyical therapy clicni. am married and hit my 30th anniversary last year. I love my husband and my three sons tremendously.
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- Employee of Cochise College since 1993; master's degree in biology; currently department chair of sciences; promote best practices and contribute positive learning experiences for students in engaging them with active learning styles.
- Developed "Reach 2 Teach" service learning project for students to teach 20 minute lesson at local elementary and middle schools, Ausust 2009
- NISOD Faculty Award, Teaching and learning 2010, Austin TX.
Lead faculty member to introduce and engage interactive learning opportunity educational techniques to combats passive tendencies and among students at Cochise College.
Great Teachers Academy, Cochise College, 2009-2010
Leadership Academy, Cochise College, 2008-2009
Nominated by students multiple times "Who's Who among College Faculty" 2005-2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011
- Advisor- Pre-pharmacy club Cochise College, 2007 - till present
- M.S Masters in Biology, University of Arizona, 2006
- Salutatorian, Master of Science, Quaid-i-Azam University, 1982- 1983
- Valedictorian, Biology and Chemistry subject disciplines in Bachelor of Science, Punjab University. (1978-1980)
- Valedictorian, Bachelor of Science degree (1980)