Tina decided to pursue education in her third year at Rutgers, while pursuing her B.A. in Chemistry. She has been teaching Physics and Chemistry at the high school level since 2009. She believes that understanding in science comes most importantly through making strong connections between multiple representations – This includes mathematical, conceptual, pictorial, and graphical representations. Oftentimes, this cannot be accomplished fully by one individual but by collaboration and active participation in discussion with others. Her goal is for students to learn to work together and develop these problem-solving skills so that they can become thinkers/collaborators in both science and non-science disciplines.