Colleen Coleman —Masters of Teaching student at Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR)
OIMB professors reinforced my passion for biology and ecology through the courses they taught. I cannot remember a lecture, lab, or field trip in which my professors did not dedicate themselves to my learning. It was through this experience that I realized I wanted to bring the same dedication to a classroom of young minds. With the support of my OIMB professors, I am now attending Lewis & Clark in Portland, Oregon studying to become a high school biology teacher. As a teacher I hope to create a learning environment that will create passion for scientific inquiry, much like the OIMB environment provides to its students.