Abby VanTuil joined Mercyhurst in March as a lab assistant in the biology department at North East Campus. Hailing from Downingtown, PA she’s now settled in Edinboro and is proud to say she has survived two whole winters in the snow belt. With help from her husband who can’t wait for the first chance to run the snow blower and a newfound appreciation for cross country skiing, she has learned to appreciate a lot of snow. Abby graduated with the class of 2008 from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in science education and later went on to complete a master’s in education from Gannon University in 2012. She spent the first four years of her career teaching secondary biology and chemistry at schools outside Philadelphia and also in Meadville. In her free time, Abby enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, skiing, running, walking her boxer mix and working in the yard. Her door is always open so feel free to stop by and say hi to her in Miller 202.