Ms. O’Brien graduated from Michigan State University in the spring of 2014 with a Bachelor of arts in Chemistry and an integrated science endorsement along with completing her secondary education program.
During her time at MSU, Ms. O’Brien had the opportunity to be an undergraduate research assistant under an accomplished chemist studying the application of alkali metals in different areas of research. Along with expanding her experience in the chemical field, Ms. O’Brien continues her growth as an educator through professional development with the Knowles Teacher Initiative and the Teacher Leadership Academy to best support her students grow as scientists and as individuals.
In her free time, Ms. O’Brien enjoys playing soccer, running, and cooking/baking. She also enjoys watching the MSU Basketball games to cheer on her fellow Spartans.
Ms. O’Brien is very excited to be at WMAA for her fourth year of teaching. She looks forward to meeting and learning with all of the students and helping them grow in their curiosity and scientific thinking skills.