Title: Associate Professor, chemistry, general science, forensic science
BS, Chemistry, University of Illinois
MS, Teaching of Chemistry, University of Illinois and MS, Forensic Science, University of Florida
Naperville native Christina Beatty loves how chemistry manages to “bring to life something abstract; we can’t see atoms and molecules, but they do such neat things!” It’s no wonder that she lists becoming a chemistry professor at Parkland in 2006 as one of her proudest moments. Were she not teaching, however, Christina would work with a therapeutic horseback riding program, for horses and music are among her all-time favorite interests.
When not at Parkland (one of her favorite places), you’ll find Christina spending time with her husband, son, daughter, and two cats, possibly even removing her son’s underwear from chandeliers (true story from a 3-year-old boy.)