My name is Ms. Paterniti and this is my 12th year as a teacher. I am originally from Jamestown, New York, a small town in western New York state. I have lived in Utah since 2001. Before becoming a teacher, I worked in the research field doing academic and pharmaceutical research. Now I share my love of science in the classroom with my students! When I’m not in school, I enjoy hiking, backpacking, cooking, seeing movies and listening to music. I also love to travel and have spent time in Japan and Italy. My family is Italian, and my heritage is a large part of my life. I look forward to a great year with you in class!