Chrysoula Vasileiou is a teaching specialist in the Department of Chemistry at Michigan State University. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from University of Crete, Greece and her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Michigan State University. Her research interests focus on bioorganic chemistry (protein engineering) and organic spectroscopy. During her tenure at MSU, Chrysoula has taught a variety of classes with emphasis on large, service, Organic Chemistry classes for preprofessional students. Her teaching approach is to always try to reach as many students as possible and make their time in class both educational and rewarding.The challenge lies in helping the students to realize that science is a way of thinking and that the basic concepts and problem solving skills that are acquired during introductory classes can be applied to all disciplines and all future careers. To be able to do that better, Chrysoula is always open to new opportunities that will allow her to expand her teaching toolbox.