Camille has enjoyed nearly 20 years in the K-12 educational system. Her educator experience spans a wide range of scope and scale. From her time in the smallest school district in Nevada to her representative role in a national science organization, of the most populated western state; Camille has worked many levels of the education system, including the last three years at the college level as an associate director for the Raggio Research Center. Prior to that appointment, Camille spent many years as a science educator and leader of a small, rural school district in Nevada. She spent 10 years being that district’s only middle school science teacher, where she completed her National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Science, eventually she was asked to become the administrator for the rural district’s two elementary schools. Camille has always been a teacher, by 20 she became an open water diving instructor, and quickly obtained the level of Master Instructor. While she has scaled back her dive instruction in recent years (Lake Tahoe is just too darn cold), she still teaches friends and family how to enjoy 75% of our planet and will frequently take students to warm, exotic places.
As an accomplished science educator and rural leader, she was appointed to Governor Sandoval’s STEM Advisory Council, and has helped with the STEM Strategic Plan and the Governor’s STEM Designated Schools Program. She has served as the President of the Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA) and currently serves as its Executive Director. In 2015, Camille was elected as the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Region XVI District Director, a district that encompasses Nevada, California, Hawaii, Guam, and the Pacific Islands.