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Marissa Friedman

2016 Fellow
McKinley Technology High School
Washington, District of Columbia

Teaching Discipline

Chemistry

Why Chemistry

“I find the composition of our world to be fascinating. I want to teach students how to identify patterns, make observations, and create explanations based on evidence.”

Professional Experience

Marissa spent one summer working as a camp counselor in Israel. While there, she facilitated discussions with 15- and 16-year-old students about Jewish, Zionist, and Socialist values. She began teaching at McKinley Technology High School full time in January 2016.

Hobbies

Marissa enjoys hiking, running, singing, dancing, knitting, reading and playing the ukulele.

Academic Background

  • University of Virginia (Master of Arts in Education)
  • University of Virginia (Bachelor of Science in Chemistry)

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Ideally, I think teachers should support and facilitate students growing into their own passions, while teaching them how to enjoy life and helping them to find their way into living meaningful lives.

Marissa Friedman
2016 Fellow