Splash@UCSD 2021

Splash Biography

GENEVIVE BJORN, Teacher, Writer, and Scientist

Major: Education Studies

College/Employer: Eastlake High School

Year of Graduation: 2015

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am lifelong learner with a passion for helping others. Most recently, I taught chemistry at Eastlake High School in Chula Visa. In 2017, I received a national teaching award from the National Science Teachers Association. I am a certified Mindfulness Educator and Inquiry Educator.

I hold two Master's degrees: one in biomedical sciences from the University of Hawaii and the other in teaching and learning from UCSD. I earned my Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, and anthropology from Boston University. I am currently pursuing a doctorate in education at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on mind, brain, and learning

Prior to becoming a teacher, I worked a science writer for national publications, including: The New York Times, Science, and Nature. I also worked for three years in a research laboratory to develop a vaccine for malaria.

Past Classes

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