About the instructor...

Karen Pihl on Fox Glacier, New Zealand.Karen Brill Pihl has been on the faculty of Las Positas College since 1976. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia and her Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in Plant Physiology. After graduating she spent two years in the Peace Corps in La Ceiba, Honduras and still views it as a great adventure. Ask her about it, if you are interested in the Peace Corps. She teaches Biology 31, Introduction to College Biology and Botany 1, General Botany.

Outside the classroom, she is an avid traveler, loves to ski, both downhill and crosscountry, and snorkel in warm water. Her latest big adventures were trips to Patagonia, Easter Island and Greece. This summer she went on a volcano hiking trip to Southern Italy, Sicily, Vulcano and Stromboli.