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About: hivalb

My love of science is fueled by a passion for learning and research; that there is still so much to discover is exciting to me. I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm and curiosity for science and the environment with students, as I do now in my position as program manager with BioEYES at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Baltimore (see http:/ As a program manager for a nonprofit I wear many hats, from managing our regional team to development officer to education research and more. I have a B.S. in biology and a former career as a graphic and web designer. I enjoy my job for the variety it provides and the feeling that I am making a difference in my community.

Posts by hivalb:

Kicking It Up a Notch: Becoming a Culturally Relevant Science Educator

Posted by on January 19th, 2017

I want to talk about how you can take your science teaching to the next level, where young people, and especially underrepresented young people (people of color, LGBT, immigrants, girls, etc.), find what you’re teaching engaging, relevant to their lives, and which research shows that if done thoughtfully, enables them to achieve a higher level[…]