Mr. Anderson earned his B.Sc. in environmental science from Michigan State University’s Lyman Briggs College. He also earned a M.Sc. in Agroecology and teaching certification from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Between his degrees he was the director of a sustainable urban farm in downtown Chicago.
Mr. Anderson has taught as an undergraduate teaching assistant at MSU, and as adjunct faculty for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Most recently he taught high school students on the campus of a community college, as an instructor for Washtenaw Technical Middle College.
As a science teacher, Mr. Anderson hopes to create opportunities for students to experience the wonder and excitement that comes from looking at the world in a new way. He also hopes that learning science might open doors for students in their lives ahead. His own science studies have afforded him the opportunity to burn prairies in Michigan, tramp through Alaska’s North Slope, venture through the rainforests of Nicaragua, build two story tall compost piles, research new vegetable varieties, and to find his passion for teaching.
When he’s not teaching you might find Mr. Anderson digging up his lawn to plant a garden, riding his bike with his wife and son, going out for a run, or cooking a meal after a trip to the Fulton Street farmers market. In the near future he hopes to start a rooftop garden at WMAA.