Author Archives: EcoScienceGirl

About EcoScienceGirl

Professionally, I am the Program Director for GHF Online, and a science instructor for the same. I also run a private tutoring business, Exceeds Expectations Learning. I received my Master's of Environmental Studies from Evergreen in 2016, after receiving my B.Sc. from Southern Oregon University in Environmental Studies & Biology. Eventually I would like to go back to school for either a PhD or JD, and focus my career on climate justice. Personally, I am a young adult who is fascinated with the environment, loves to read and write, and adores all animals (especially cats). In general, I do a lot of climate change activism, and I'm passionate about social and environmental justice. If possible, I would also like to save the world from humanity.

Identity Introspections

I am a queer, Jewish, autistic, disabled, gifted woman. There is a lot to each of those identities, and I have unpacked some of them in previous blog posts. Each one of them shapes how I experience the world, but … Continue reading

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When Inner Clouds Are Real

  Thinking about the world makes me sad. So many people starving without access to food, dying from lack of medical care or even simply not having access to clean water, killing each other instead of working together. Wars, constant … Continue reading

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The Cat Fell Down the Rabbit Hole

Originally posted on Exceeds Expectations Learning:
When I first heard that the September GHF Blog Hop was on gifted kids and rabbit holes, I burst out laughing. Then I headed towards my computer, my brain already on this blog post……

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Helping Homework Help

Homework is a learning tool. Students may need to be guided through one, two, ten, or twenty practice problems before they understand that they are learning; but in my experience, once they can do two or three problems without guidance, … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Writing Your Own Script: Struggling and Succeeding in Socializing

I last reviewed this book in November 2015. However, my perspective has changed significantly, and I wanted to revisit it. Finding and making friends has always been really hard for me. My constant refrain as a child was “I don’t … Continue reading

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Exceeding Expectations in Tutoring and Mentoring

I’ve known I wanted to teach since I was a little kid. My dolls were lined up for lessons; my poor brother and cousins got roped into “playing school” with me. All through college and grad school, I would watch … Continue reading

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Since the Impossible Happened

I never expected this to happen. I never thought it COULD happen. And yet on November 8, 2016, my world imploded. Instead of my lifelong dream of seeing the first female president, and my dream since I was 11 of having … Continue reading

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Climate Reality Corps: Send me to Denver!

The Climate Reality Project, founded by former Vice President Al Gore, works to promote action on climate change worldwide through a variety of initiatives to pressure world leaders, help communities organize, and train leaders. Through the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, activists … Continue reading

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Student Success Means Supporting Girls

I’ve had two different encounters with sexism in the past 24 hours, and together they represent my professional raison d’etre. The first was last night. I was at a meeting, the monthly meeting of a local climate change group. There … Continue reading

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A New Era

The general consensus seems to be that 2016 was not a good year. For me as an individual, it was pretty good: I finished my Master’s degree, I’m doing more teaching and tutoring, and my partner and I celebrated our … Continue reading

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