Daisy is TI's newest Teacher-in-Residence. She participated in the New Teacher Institute at the Exploratorium during her first years in the profession, and attributes many of her favorite teaching moments to what she learned through TI's inspirational workshops and from staff. She first experienced the excitement and challenge of working with students when volunteering after school in Oakland’s Chinatown. After working as an exhibit facilitator at the Lawrence Hall of Science and surviving a year of substitute teaching, she was ready to officially join the teaching profession. She received her BA in molecular and cell biology from UC Berkeley and an MA and teaching credential from Stanford University, then began working at Woodside High School. After nine years of teaching biology and earth science to some amazing freshmen and sophomores, she became an instructional coach in the Sequoia Union High School District, where she supports other teachers as they become more aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.
Daisy and her husband recently celebrated their marriage at a campsite along the south coast of Iceland. They currently live in San Francisco and enjoy bringing their Scottish terrier, Olive, to enjoy the outdoors as often as possible. One of their favorite trips was bringing Olive on a summer road trip through the western United States, where she learned to be an excellent crag dog and hiking companion.