March 27, 2017

Welcome to Victor Valley College!A lot like yourself, I am the product of the community college system and my education motto is:�Never give up!�. It took me over 10 years to get my bachelors degree, so if I can do it, anyone can!After receiving my bachelors degree, I still didn�t know what I wanted to be when I grew up, so I continued my education, and it continues on today!!I teach courses in Biotechnology, and it is an ever-changing field!I encourage you to take advantage of the community college & get to know your professors at this level.�� Best of Luck in whatever you decide to pursue!�� ���� M.Ricci

 

Education:

 

Schools Attended

Dates of Attendance

Course ofStudy

University of Wisconsin, Barron County Campus

1983-1984

General Ed

University of Wisconsin, Wood County Campus

1984-1985

General Ed

Marshfield Clinic, Histologic Technique Program, Marshfield WI

1985-1986

Histology on the job clinical training course

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

1986-1987

General Ed

California State University, Fullerton

1988-1992

B.A. Biological Science Major

California State University, Fullerton

1992-1995

M.A. Biological Science

University of Wisconsin, Madison

1995-1997

M.S. Human Oncology

 

Professional Experience:

 

Employer

Dates

Job Title

Sacred Heart Hospital, WI

1986

Phlebotomist/Histotechnician

St.Jude Medical Center, Fullerton, CA

1987-1994

Histotechnologist/Immunohistochemist

Pomona Valley Medical Center

1992-1994

On call Histotechnologist

Hazelton Toxicology Labs

1995-1997

Part time Histotechnologist

Becton-Dickinson, Pharmingen, La Jolla, CA

1998-1999

Immunohistochemistry Department Quality Control Supervisor

Victor Valley College

1999-2001

Adjunct Biology Instructor

St. Mary�s Hospital

1999-2001

On-Call Immunohistochemist

Desert Valley Medical Center

1999-2001

On-Call Immunohistochemist

Victor Valley College

2001-present

Full time Instructor of General Biology, Human Biology,& Biotechnology

 

Personal:A native of the Midwest (Wisconsin Badger country), my husband and I moved west for a new way of life in the mid 80�s.After living in the L.A. area (La Mirada) for 8 years, we moved back to Madison to make sure we didn�t want to live in the cold.At the first chance, we moved back to California where I worked in the Biotechnology industry.After experiencing the cost of San Diego living, we relocated to the High Desert to begin my teaching career.I�ve always wanted to share my professional experiences with students and hopefully encourage some of them to pursue a laboratory career.�� I�ve worked in the laboratory setting all through my college years, but even better than working in a lab is teaching others about the many professions available in the laboratory setting.I hope to accomplish that now by coordinating the new Biotechnology / Lab Tech program at Victor Valley College.

 

My family of five includes my husband, Mark and three busy kids:Amanda (7) A.J. (6) and the baby Alex (2), not to forget our dog Harley!Although living in the desert is different than La Jolla, we�re happy to finally settle down and raise our family here in Apple Valley!

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