I think that teachers’ roles in society should be to improve communities by helping students understand their potential, gain critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and become knowledgeable about the world in which they live. I think that science teachers’ roles should be to help build scientific literacy in their communities and to help students understand the relevance of science in their lives.”

Grace’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Biology

“Growing up, I was drawn to science because I was curious about the way the world works. I am fascinated by all aspects of biology—from how our bodies function at the molecular level to how organisms interact in ecosystems. I especially enjoy learning about the diversity of life on earth and how humans influence the natural world. Biology is also a field that is constantly evolving with advances in technology, and it is exciting for me to think about the implications of current biological research.”

Professional Experience

In college, Grace worked as a research assistant at the University of Pittsburgh and at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. She also worked as a writing tutor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Writing Center.

After graduating from college, Grace worked for one year as an outdoor education instructor at YMCA Camp Carter in Fort Worth, Texas. She was also a research assistant at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth.

Grace began her teaching career at Chelsea High School in Chelsea, Massachusetts during the 2016–2017 school year.


Grace enjoys reading, traveling, playing tennis, and spending time in nature.

Academic Background

  • Boston University (Master of Arts in Teaching in Science Education)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and English Writing)