Veronica Lee Runge’s teaching philosophy incorporates learning strategies with behavioral support that empowers each student with the foundation they need to succeed. She has a strong background in early childhood education and child development, which provides her with the understanding and strategies to work with children and young adults of many different grade levels, from pre-kindergarten to high school. After earning her Master’s degree from FAU, Veronica began working as a Behavioral Analyst, helping individuals succeed in home, school, and throughout the community.
Veronica has also professionally mentored and tutored college level peers in the areas of science, biology, chemistry, math, and writing. She was a graduate teaching assistant at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton teaching Anatomy and Physiology labs as well as Biodiversity and Biology.
Veronica grew up in Fort Myers, Florida where she was fortunate to volunteer for many different organizations, which inspired her passion for Marine Biology. In her late high school years she was involved in a variety of projects including Early Educators of America, Musical Theatre, The Monday Group-Environmental Conservation, and daily sea turtle nesting patrols. She obtained two Bachelors degrees at Florida Atlantic University, one in Biological sciences with a focus in Marine Systems and the other in Psychobiology/Behavioral Neuroscience.
In her college years, Veronica was involved in many exciting research experiences from working in the lab with dolphin blood samples to sea turtle aerial surveys to identifying Alaskan whale flukes to her work involving marine mammal bioacoustics. Most recently she was involved in the program, Methods in Marine Bioacoustics at Duke University Marine Lab. Veronica’s Masters project involves spotted dolphin signature whistle stability in the Bahamas.
When Veronica is not in the classroom she enjoys reading, painting, hiking, snorkeling, and camping.