SONIA SANTA ANNA, PH.D
I began college in my home state of Arizona. After two years, I transferred to, and eventually earned a B.S. in Zoology and a M.S. in Genetics from the University of California-Davis. My Ph.D. in Genetics was earned as a joint student with UCB-UCSF. My Ph.D. training was excellent; my thesis advisor was an excellent teacher and was a MacArthur Genius award recipient.
I continued my education with a post-doctoral research appointment that began at the Medical Research Council Laboratories in Cambridge, England. The project was completed at the University of Wisconsin, where I was mentored by a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.
Following that extensive training, I obtained employment as a research geneticist. I held positions at San Francisco State University, Roche Laboratories-New Jersey, and the Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health campus. My former boss is the current Director of the entire National Institutes of Health.
I left benchwork and began teaching at community colleges in 2006. I have been continually teaching for the Los Rios or Yuba Community College School Districts since 2012. For this career, I have passed federal criminal background checks, most recently in 2015. References are available.
My approach to teaching reflects my enthusiastic for biology. I relate well to learners of different ages and multicultural backgrounds. I am caring, straight forward, disciplined and honest. I constantly strive for perfection, for both myself and my clients.
I LOOK FORWARD TO TALKING TO YOU ABOUT YOUR NEEDS.