Farah Faruqi

Director of STEAM Education

Farah Faruqi is a Ph.D. candidate in STEM education. She holds a BSc. and MSc. in Physiology and Genetics. She is a STEM education scholar committed to STEM education and educational equity. She has published her research in the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) and produced two policy reports designed to help policymakers, administrators, and teachers implement remote learning effectively and equitably with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has served as a STEM educator, facilitator, teacher mentor, and curriculum developer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She believes every child is a scientist because they are curious about the world around them. Often, students lose their sense of curiosity. Sustaining this sense of wonder, educators, parents, and others close to children have a tremendous responsibility.

Favorite Woman in STEM: Nergis Mavalvala is a Pakistani-American astrophysicist and Professor of Astrophysics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is my favorite because she is breaking barriers for women in STEM and opening the doors for possibilities to work in the men-dominated field.