I'm a biologist and teacher, currently an adjunct instructor of General Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology at Pasadena City College, Moorpark College, and Ventura College. Before that, I taught Biology labs at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), while a student there.
I earned my Master's Degree in Biology from CSUN, in 2014. My research examined the relationship between a beetle (that cutie above) and its host plants. I found that the adult beetles greatly preferred one host plant species for food, and females on that host plant laid more eggs than females on the other host plant. However, this different wasn't enough to drive any differentiation between groups of beetles living on the two different host plants ( I had expected to find differentiation). Also unexpected: males eating the preferred host species get more mating opportunities with females living on the other plant, but don't father more offspring as a result (which seems unfair, but that's natural selection for you). You can read the whole thesis here: http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/121317.
During my four years at CSUN I taught introductory Biology labs, led review and study sessions for introductory Biology and Evolutionary Biology, served as a tutor, and was the graduate assistant for a biological statistics class.