I gained my Bachelor’s Degree of Science (BSc, Hons) and my Master’s Degree of Science (MSc) in Ireland. I completed my education with a PhD from the University of Birmingham in the UK. I worked in the pharmaceutical contract research industry for twelve years, before becoming a teacher. Saint Joseph School was my first teaching position and this academic year will be my third year teaching. I am a native of Ireland but hold dual citizenship since 2011, when I became a naturalized citizen of the United States. I have one son whom my husband and I enjoy spending time with. In my spare time, I pretend I am going to run my second half marathon by jogging in an effort to increase my endurance.