- M.S. Biology, University of Richmond, 2011
- B.S. Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2007
Ms. Poppell joined the USM faculty in a one-year position for 2022-2023. She has taught introductory biology, anatomy and physiology, and microbiology courses at many area institutions, including University of New England, Central Maine Community College, York County Community College, and Southern Maine Community college. Prior to coming to Maine, she taught at Hawaii Pacific University. She is interested in science education as well as marine biology, particularly ecology of sponges.