Kerry began her science career studying molecular and cellular biology at Cornell University and Quinnipiac University. During her graduate studies she became interested in science education and outreach, and she has subsequently worked for the last eight years to bring engaging, hands-on science content and programs tostudents of all ages. Although Kerry maintains a passion for all science, she has a particular interest in biology and biotechnology.
Kerry facilitates and supports the science courses for the Center, including the Earth and Energy Essentials, Bio21, and Chem21 courses. Her primary role is to support teachers and students as they utilize the science curriculum, complete year-long challenge projects, and attend experiential meetings. From her research background, Kerry particularly enjoys working with teachers to plan and execute hands-on labs.
Kerry’s educational interests include exploring new ways to engage students in science, including the use of virtual worlds as unique learning environments, as well as investigating how other disciplines, such as art and journalism, can be used to advance the learning and teaching of science. In working with teachers and students, Kerry hopes to illustrate the essential role of science in all of our lives and to inspire interest in scientific careers and exploration.