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Big Bend Community College Botany

Kathleen Duvall Big Bend Community College Botany

Kathleen Duvall

Kathleen Duvall

Phone: 509-793-2149
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Kathleen Duvall has been teaching at Big Bend Community College since 1994.  Her teaching experience includes many life-science related courses, such as survey of science, general biology, cell biology, botany, and field botany, and also pre-college algebra courses, such as pre-algebra, elementary algebra, and intermediate algebra.  Kathleen grew up in a small city in the Sacramento Valley of northern California.  Yuba City was, back then, very similar to Moses Lake.  Graduating from high school on an accelerated track, Kathleen attended the local community college, Yuba College.  She received her Associate in Science degree in 1976 and then transferred to California State University, Sacramento.  After one semester, Kathleen transferred again and received her B.S. in Botany from University of California, Davis in 1978.  She earned her M.S. in Botany from Brigham Young University in 1981.  Kathleen entered college as a pre-med major and then, during her stay at Yuba College, took her first botany class.  From that point on, the study of plants became her science focus, and once she taught a college class as a graduate student, Kathleen knew she had found her vocation – teaching.  Her goal since then has been to teach at a community college, coming full circle from her discovery of botany many years ago.  Kathleen and her husband operate a single-family farm in the Columbia Basin.  Her hobbies include photography (especially of native plants) and reading.

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