I have had a life-long passion for science and creating things. My focus in my teaching is to light the spark of joy in learning, encouraging students to engage with the world around them as they continue on their educational journey. I have been teaching hands on science for over 20 years. I started my career teaching at places such as the Youth Science Institute, Marine Science Institute, and as a docent at Santa Clara County Parks. For the last several years I have been teaching my own programs through my business, Phoenix’s Curiosity Cabinet. My hobbies include nature study, art, making things, and studying sword fighting.