Emily Sandbo (BA Earth Science, 2009)

Middle School Math & Science Teacher in Mill Creek, Washington

I have spent the last few years teaching and traveling. I was lucky to add rocks from Malawi and Zambia to my rock collection.

I finished my MA in Science Education in June while teaching 7th grade science and 8th grade math at a middle school in Mill Creek. Teaching really is the best job in the world and I absolutely love it. Middle school kids have so much energy and keep me laughing, learning and always on my toes!

Even though teaching is super fun, I decided to take some time off this year. I will be in Tijuana, Mexico volunteering with the organization "Esperanza" building houses. I am very excited to work on my Spanish and develop connections and relationships with the community members in Tijuana. When I get back to the Seattle area, I hope to jump back into a teaching job with either a middle school science or math position.

While getting ready for this transition to living in Mexico, I have been packing and finding a lot of things from college. I found notes from a Geology Club meeting (I was such a responsible secretary!) that cracked me up, pictures from a Tav Night and lots and lots of notebooks filled with all sorts of fun information.

I remember CWU Geology fondly and am very thankful for my time there. I learned so much and a had a blast while doing it!

This picture is from July 2010 when I climbed Mt. St. Helens with Andy Rankin ('09).

Information last updated on Aug 1, 2013