Alpine Academics was founded in 2017 by Sarah Dunn, PhD. Over the course of 12 years as an educator and private tutor, Sarah has encountered many students who have a disconnect between educational expectations and how they process information. Alpine Academics' goal is to remedy that disconnect and provide additional instruction, background, and consultations to bridge this gap. 



The Salk Institute, 2013 - 2017

  • Research Scientist 

Chemistry Instructor, High Bluff Academy, 2013 - 2016

  • Led lecture that covered standard topics for high school chemistry. 

Chemistry Instructor, Mira Costa Community College, 2013-2014

  • Led lecture for Chem 108 (Preparatory Chemistry) that covered basics for entering general chemistry. 

Chemistry Instructor and Tutor, Elite Educational Institute, 2011-2013

  • Developed, established, and led a curriculum for new preparatory classes for AP and SAT2 Chemistry tests.    

Teaching Assistant, UC San Diego, 2005-2011

Teaching Assistant, Saint Mary's College, 2003-2005

Private Tutor, 2002 - present



2011        Ph.D. in Chemistry, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA        
2007        MS in Chemistry, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA             
2005        BS in Chemistry, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN