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A full-time computer science instructor at the Alabama School of Math and Science in Mobile, I grew up in the midwest wanting to do something with my life that would make a difference and involve travel. Math and science were interesting; I enjoyed problem solving. I was blessed with a scholarship to the University of Southern California where I received a BS in Electrical Engineering. After graduating, I worked in high tech as a product manager and product support engineer in the San Francisco Bay area, while completing my Masters in Business Administration. Not ready to settle in one place, I travelled throughout the Pacific and Indian Oceans consulting and teaching for a number of years. After returning to the U.S. three years ago, I directed my energy to teaching math and computer science. I taught AP CSP the first year it was offered and am thrilled to now be teaching a range of computer science courses full-time.