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Adam Ramirez

2015 Fellow
Academy of Arts & Sciences
Thousand Oaks, California

Teaching Discipline

Biology

Why Science

“Understanding science is crucial to becoming a well-rounded critic and judge of the world around us. It pushes us to gain insight into the various other lenses through which this world can be perceived.”

Professional Experience

As an undergraduate student, Adam lead weekly biology and chemistry workshops to help students review material presented and prepare for exams. He also facilitated workshops for a group of 15 incoming freshmen through a summer bridge program. Before enrolling in teacher prep program, he worked as a biology and cell biology Teaching Assistant and as a physical science classroom assistant at a local junior high school. During the 2014–2015 academic year, Adam began teaching full time.

Hobbies

Adam enjoys watching and playing sports, traveling, video games and spending time with family. 

Academic Background

  • University of California, San Diego (Master of Education in Secondary Science)
  • University of California, San Diego (Bachelor of Science in Biology)

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The work of being a teacher has evolved rapidly. Teachers have changed from being disseminators of information to crucial filters of the same. In a world where most people have widespread access to information at their fingertips, it is exciting to point students in the right direction and let them explore. This challenge fuels my passion for teaching.

Adam Ramirez
2015 Fellow