I am a wife and mother of seven with a PhD in Chemistry from Penn State University and a MA in Dogmatic Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. I worked as a chemist for DuPont in the Lycra® and Teflon® businesses. I left that career to raise children and converted to Catholicism in 2006. Now I teach and write from home.

I teach chemistry and physics for Kolbe Academy online homeschool program, which is headquartered in Napa, CA. In the 2017-18 school year, I am teaching Introduction to Physics and Chemistry, Core Chemistry, Core Physics, AP Chemistry, and AP Physics 1. The AP courses are College Board approved and prepare a student for advanced placement (AP) exams for college credit.

At Holy Apostles College & Seminary, located in Cromwell, CT, I teach Chemistry and a new course, Reading Science in the Light of Faith. The new course is funded by a John Templeton Foundation grant through John Carroll University for teaching science in seminaries. If you are interested, contact Holy Apostles to inquire about admissions and enrollment.

Over the last few years, I developed another new faith and science course at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. The course is titled Catholic Theology of Science, based in part on Fr. Stanley L. Jaki’s work and on that of Fr. Benedict Ashley, Dr. John Deely, and the three most recent popes. Fr. Jaki’s work was the subject of my first book, Science Was Born of Christianity: The Teaching of Fr. Stanley L. Jaki. Fr. Jaki was a Distinguished Professor at Seton Hall.

Back in 2011, I co-founded with Tito Edwards Ignitum Today, a website for Catholic young adults, and later Catholic Stand, a website for Catholic citizens who want experience and exposure in the writing world. Those websites are still running thanks to the long hours of volunteer contributions of the editors and writers.

Professionally, I am a member of ITEST, the American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Society of Catholic Scientists.

I have been interviewed on Catholic radio, including SiriusXM The Catholic Channel, Relevant Radio, Redeemer Radio, Ave Maria Radio, Radio Maria, EWTN Global Catholic Network, Catholic Answers Live, and Breadbox Media. I was featured on Subject Matters with Sebastian Gomes on Salt & Light TV and have written numerous articles for Catholic publications, such as U.S. Catholic, St. Austin’s Review, the Integrated Catholic Life, and National Catholic Register.

My second book, Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science was published by Ave Maria Press in 2016. I have several other projects underway.

Last summer we moved from a mountain lodge in the Adirondacks of New York, where we raised and homeschooled our kids for five years, to a cute little house in Hideaway, TX to be near my parents and siblings. It’s been interesting bringing forest-dwellers to a neighborhood, but we are assimilating well enough. The kids are in public school now.

You can find me on Facebook mostly. Facebook has been a diary of our lives since 2008, when I first joined, so there are a lot of pictures. I also use Facebook for discussions about faith and science, to gather ideas and learn what is on people’s minds. I have a Twitter account, but I am not so good at the 140 thing.