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Kristin Wilson, 31, a science teacher at The Ellis School, recently completed a Marine Education Fellowship in Costa Rica.
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

Noteworthy: Wilson participated in an eight-day Marine Education Fellowship in Costa Rica sponsored by the nonprofit Ecology Project International. She returned March 23. During the trip, Wilson spent time at a leatherback sea turtle preserve and a biological field station in a rainforest.

Age: 31

Residence: Gibsonia

Occupation: Biology teacher and co-chair of the science department at The Ellis School in Shadyside

Background: Wilson taught physics and biology at Shadyside Academy in 2012-13 before joining The Ellis School this academic year. From 2008-12, she taught physical science, biology and anatomy/physiology at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla. In 2007-08, she worked as a teaching professor of biological sciences at McNeese State University in Louisiana.

Education: Bachelor's degrees in biochemistry and chemistry from N.C. State University; master's degree in genetics, N.C. State.

Quote: “I travel a lot internationally, and I do a lot of service-learning programs with students. Often, students have a hard time grasping the enormity of topics they study in the classroom. Things like real-life experiences where you travel and see the world opens your mind.”

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