As the first day of our inaugural school year approaches, we're thrilled to unveil to you the team that will make up the founding faculty & staff of BASIS Independent Fremont. Many thanks to all who have participated in our numerous hiring events that have led to the hiring of such a talented group of professionals. We're pleased that you took part in such a crucial process of the establishing of our cohesive school community. We're pleased to introduce to you Alina Lopez, Subject Expert Teacher: Science, at BASIS Independent Fremont.

alina-lopez1.jpgAlina Lopez received her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Earth Science in 2013 from the University of California, Santa Cruz. After receiving her degree she went to work for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. "I worked with their education department where I taught students in kindergarten through college earth science, biology and environmental studies. I loved seeing students spark an interest in the sciences in our microscope lab and through outdoor exploration," says Ms. Lopez. 

As a Teaching Fellow at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley last year, she had the opportunity to teach 5th grade Physical Geography. Her goal while working at BASIS Independent is "to help create an environment where students can reach and exceed academic goals through an understanding and interest of the material,” she says.

"The reason why I choose to work at BASIS Independent is they offer students an education where they grow as learners and are able to gain a deep understanding and excel in the liberal arts fields," Ms. Lopez says. 

"I enjoy spending my time outdoors, and as an animal lover, I seek out any opportunity I can to come across wildlife." Ms. Lopez loves to hike, bird watch, craft, visit nature reserves, and occasionally make ice cream from scratch.

You're invited to a Special Meet Our Teachers event on April 24th to meet Ms. Lopez in person!

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