For as long as I can remember I have loved science and wanted to be a marine biologist. I was born and raised in Orlando, FL, attended Florida Hospital College, Southern Adventist University, and graduated with a B.S. in Biology from La Sierra University. I fulfilled my childhood dreams by finishing a M.S. in Marine Biology from Loma Linda University.
My research focused on hermit crab behavior and physiology and I had the awesome privilege to present a portion of my research at a scientific convention in La Serena, Chile. Moreover, God totally blessed my efforts by having a renown peer-reviewed scientific journal accept my paper for publication with no revisions, what a miracle!
In addition to the publication miracle, God was at it for me again. Two weeks before the semester began I was told I was going to get a full time teaching position at Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences (Now called Adventist University of Health Sciences)! After my conversion experience my senior year of college, teaching was what I felt God was calling me to, and this was such a confirmation. I taught Anatomy & Physiology for three years there and had a wonderful experience, but God was calling elsewhere.
In 2010 I was not looking to leave Orlando, but through a conversation with chaplain Jeff Marshall about the mission of BMA, I wanted to get on board with training the youth to be the army of workers that God has called them to be. Here I am 2 years later and so happy with that decision. God is coming soon and His young people need to not just be ready, but actively hastening it by evangelism. I have seen many of the Bass students’ lives changed and marvel in the thought that I get to play a part in that.