Ms. Cari Pinkowski grew up in South Bend, Indiana and graduated from St. Joseph's High School. She first attended the University of Michigan, then Indiana University, the University of California, and the University of Utah. She has bachelors degrees in biology, chemistry, and Russian language and literature, a law degree, and was working toward a degree in math education when she began teaching. She enjoys exploring the natural world through teaching science, gardening, hiking, and Nordic skiing. Her favorite author is Frank Delaney and her favorite television show is All Creatures Great & Small.