Hello! My name is Anika Baker-Lawrence and I am a graduate student in the Center for Science Education. I received my Bachelors in Cellular & Molecular Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Humboldt State University back in 2008. I am currently a Noyce Scholar and working as a Graduate Assistant for Emily Saxton, MST.
While attending Humboldt State, my goal was to someday become a Public Health Physician. During my fifth year of Pre-Med studies I was asked to stand in as a BIO 100 Supplemental Instructor. It was during this time that I discovered my passion lay within the classroom, not the hospital. Since then I have wanted to find a school which I felt would foster my ambitions to create an interactive high school Biology classroom where students feel respected and inspired... which brought me to the CSE! Though I am still very new to the program, I am inspired by the science inquiry & engineering design processes that I have encountered thus far. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
Favorite Quote: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” ~ Albert Einstein