Catherine Vincent – Science

Introducing Ms. Vincent, a new teacher here at WAHS! Ms. Vincent teaches biology and AP Environmental Science, and she is located in B107. This is her first year teaching highschool, after teaching college classes for several years. 

Q. Where are you from?

A. I grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I could just as well say that I grew up on the University of Alabama’s campus. My father was a teacher, well… he still is a teacher there. I am a fourth generation teacher.

Q. How did you come to teach this subject?

A. I always loved biology. I really loved marine biology. Then when I got into college, I was introduced to ecology and more on plant systems and plant interactions. And then that led me to continue on with my studies and focus more on ecology and plants and eventually into environmental science. 

Q. How have you liked Western so far?

A. Oh, it’s been really nice. I feel like it’s been pretty welcoming here since I’ve come.

Q. If you were not a teacher, what would you have chosen as your career?

A. I probably would have done field research full time. So, being outside, taking samples, bringing them back to the lab. That kind of work.

Q. Do you have a favorite type of plant?

A. I really love mangroves. They’re coastal trees/shrubs. They live right on the intersection between land and water. I find them quite fascinating.

Q. Do you like pineapple on pizza?

A. No, not really. I really like feta and artichoke hearts. But you know, classic pepperoni is never wrong.

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