Sonia Rawal is a SAFG Head Teacher. She has worked with children for over 30 years. She received her early childhood teaching credentials and has been teaching at Dandelion Co-op nursery school in Berkeley for eight years. She is a strong proponent of inquiry-based learning and project-based learning.
Rachel Anderson is a SAFG Head Teacher. She is a graduate of the University of California - San Diego, trained in ecology, behavior and evolution with a side of physics. She worked for three years in veterinary hospitals as an animal technician and practice manager and spent seven years as a science program coordinator for the Denver Zoo, designing, delivering and evaluating standards-based educational programs for children and adults.
Caroline graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Biology and Environmental Studies. She taught science in Denver in middle school for five years. She's always had a passion for science and went on to teach middle school science for numerous years. She's passionate about leading young girls to share in her passion for STEM. In her free time she enjoys trail running, cooking with friends, and making jewelry.
Charlotte Young is a SAFG Head Teacher. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley where she studied Microbial Biology and English Literature. She is a great supporter of interdisciplinary skills and pursuing interests of all different types! Her field of interest has been primarily in medicine, specifically in Optometry and ocular diseases. She has also been a dance instructor for elementary school aged girls and ESL teacher overseas to medical professionals. Her goal is to encourage scientific exploration and lively classroom discussions. With each class she hopes to share her passion and love for science with her students, and hope they come away with a fascination for the wonderful world of science.
Meredith received a Bachelor's degree in Math and Chemistry from Wheaton College and has recently obtained her PhD in Physical Chemistry from UC Berkeley. Her research explored how proteins in our bodies communicate and make decisions. She engaged in science outreach throughout her graduate career by teaching kindergarten classes throughout the bay area about how our amazing bodies can fight against germs that make us sick. Meredith is passionate about science, and is excited to share that passion with kids and families.