Vasa, Rebecca - Portrait

Rebecca Vasa

Lower School Science Teacher

Education:

University College London, B.S. in Environmental Geoscience

Imperial College London, M.S. in Hydrology and Water Resource Management

rvasa@friendsacademy1810.org

She’s really kind, and all the science projects are really fun. Every spring, she lets us hold the baby chicks. One time we even got to build roller coasters and little houses out of marshmallows!

Ayla, third grade

Joined Friends Academy: 2020

Favorite Book (Children’s or Otherwise): Harry Potter Series (The Prisoner of Azkaban) by J.K. Rowling

What is your favorite thing about working at Friends Academy? The community. Also being able to explore the outdoor campus with students.

What do you love to do outside of school? I love going for hikes and exploring new trails with my family and dog, as well as camping and traveling.

Fun Fact: I’ve been lucky enough to gain experiences alongside some amazing scientists. I love bringing real-world examples to the classroom from my time in the field: as a research assistant at the Natural History Museum in London looking at fossil fish, collecting data on climate change’s impacts on the Bering Glacier in Alaska, or closer to home looking at coastal erosion on Martha’s Vineyard and exploring water quality in Buzzards Bay.

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