I became interested in astronomy as a first-year student at Bellevue College when I took an astronomy class. I found the planetarium mesmerizing and the subject matter stimulating. To pursue my new fascination in astronomy I joined a local astronomy club and worked in the BC planetarium as a volunteer, running the star projector and helping produce public shows. Since then, I have worked at the Pacific Science Center planetarium and owned my own traveling planetarium business. I have an Earth & Space Science degree from the UW. I started teaching astronomy at Bellevue College in 2008. I feel very lucky to be teaching in this planetarium, where it all started for me. I hope to instill the same fascination and wonder for my students that I had when I first took astronomy many years ago.