Hilleary Osheroff: Teacher Institute Staff
Bay Area native Hilleary Osheroff is the Teacher Institute’s Staff Biologist and resident expert in carbon-based life forms. She holds a PhD in neurobiology and developmental biology from the Rockefeller University. Before joining the Exploratorium, she taught high school students at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she learned a lot about evolution and phylogenetics; worked with paleontologists, conservation biologists, and anthropologists to provide research experiences for students; and was generally swept off her feet by teaching science in museums.
Her favorite things in San Francisco include the Bernal Hill hawks, Ocean Beach, sea lions, dumplings on Balboa, burritos on Mission, and her two small children.