I believe teachers ought to be advocates for our students and their families, our schools, and our profession in society. Furthermore, I believe most of this advocating takes place in our own social circles. When we talk with our friends, families, and other social connections, we leave a lasting impression in their minds. We can share stories and facts that present the truest and best sides of our students and families.”

Linsey’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Biology

“I believe science (in general) provides a tool through which we can engage students in all other aspects of school. Students are provided with hands-on experiences that draw them into the material. These experiences teach students to ask questions and search for answers, which is a skill that translates to every content area and career. Biology, specifically, offers something concrete for students to sink their teeth into. It begins to explain the world around them that they observe every single day.”

Professional Experience

Linsey spent a summer in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan at University of Notre Dame’s Environmental Research Center (UNDERC). While at UNDERC, she conducted an independent research project looking at habitat preferences of Plethodon cinereus. She also took several week-long modules on herpetology, forest ecology, ornithology, aquatic ecology, and mammology.

Linsey began teaching at DePaul Cristo Rey High School during the 2017–2018 school year.


Linsey enjoys traveling and reading. She has traveled to six of the seven continents.

Academic Background

  • Vanderbilt University (Master of Education in Secondary Education)
  • Saint Mary’s College (Bachelor of Science in Biology)