Sabrina Hussain

Sabrina Avila, Director of Course Redesign

Sabrina joined the CUNY community in December 2016. Prior to her current role as a project coordinator with the STEM Bridges Across Eastern Queens grant, Sabrina was an administrator and professional development facilitator with the Urban Advantage NYC Middle School Science Initiative, housed in the American Museum of Natural History. She has extensive experience in education program management and as a K-13 science classroom teacher and a science instructional coach in both formal and informal environments to include the Teachers College Center of Professional Education of Teachers, WCS Bronx Zoo, Queens Botanical Garden and other major NYC science cultural institutions. Alongside helping students close the achievement gap in the STEM fields at CUNY, Sabrina also supervises pre-service science teachers with Queens College School of Education. Serving as an adjunct lecturer with New York Institute of Technology School of Education, Sabrina has led undergraduate students’ participation in a U.S. Department of Education research grant in partnership with NYC School District 28’s STEM magnet schools.

As a member of the National Association for Research on Science Teaching, Sabrina holds a B.A. in Economics and Environmental Science from Barnard College and a M.Ed. in Science Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she will continue to pursue doctoral research on science learning and teacher education.


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