Without a doubt the hard sciences of medicine appeal to me; the beautiful dance of chemistry and neuro-transmitters, the physiology of every life sustaining breath, the physics of our movement and the energy that propels us through time and space. The understanding of health and the battle over disease never completely leaves my thoughts.
The HeART of medicine, the seemingly magic and sacred life force is what compels my entire life and profession. The combination of the science of life and the magic of love is where real healing and miracles take place. Spending my days listening and hearing, treating, and caring for people has brought more adventure, worth, and happiness into my life than I ever thought possible.
Eighteen years of formal education and seven degrees later, I’ve been fully immersed in science and medicine all of my adult life. I was inspired as a child by family and that support and inspiration carried all of my dreams into fruition. The more time I spend in medicine the more I realized I wanted to encourage and introduce kids into the sciences in the hope of encouraging future careers in the STEM fields.
I’ve discovered along my journey that kids don’t just want… science. They want magic and discovery, play and bonding, a Harry Potter chemistry lab, and Doctor Who adventures. The science classrooms of today are losing children and virtual reality and fantasy are gaining them. My goal is to introduce or re-introduce children (and their parents) to the fun of science, the magic of seeing how and why the world works the way it does in a fun way that combines all the fantasy children love. I combine a variety of physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, and Earth science experiments with the magic of science fiction and fantasy thereby utilizing the magic of imagination to fuel the minds of tomorrow. I love to work with kids and parents in an environment that’s fun and relaxed; at science fiction and cosplay conventions, birthday parties, Renaissance Faires or any place that kids are free to explore and stretch their imaginations. Science is an amazing way for parents and children to bond and explore our world together…and who knows, the child who discovers the magic of science today may be the Tesla, Einstein, or Curie of tomorrow.