Team Bios

Sabrina Avila

Director of Course Redesign

As the Course Redesign Director, Sabrina guides faculty to critically reflect on their instructional practices and curriculum to find ways to increase student engagement. Prior to her current role as a project coordinator with HSI-STEM, 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 experience in education program management and as a K-16 science classroom teacher and science instructional coach in both formal and informal environments including the Garden School, Teachers College Center of Professional Education of Teachers, WCS Bronx Zoo, Queens Botanical Garden and other major NYC science cultural institutions.

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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