Krista Siren has been a physics teacher in Groton-Dunstable’s science department since 2003, with two years previous experience at Lynnfield High School and a year of student teaching at Portsmouth High School.
Inspired in the 70s and early 80s by the science fiction of Star Wars and Star Trek, and the science facts of the Voyager and Viking missions, she resolved to study astronomy and in the process learned of its dependence on physics. She holds an undergraduate degree in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences from MIT, where she performed research on Venusian volcanoes using data from the Magellan spacecraft. Her masters degrees in physics and in secondary science education both come from UNH, where she ran the optical astronomical observatory outreach program and performed research on space science.
Experiences as a high school volunteer at a science museum, and as a teaching assistant in graduate school clarified her love of teaching and inspired her to pursue her career as a high school science teacher.
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