Andrea Panagakis, MSE, MSc

Primary Institution:
Salish Kootenai College
STEM Academy
STEM Academy Program Coordinator/Student Advisor/Science Instructor
Current SEPA Project

Andrea is the STEM Academy Program Coordinator at Salish Kootenai College, and began working for the college as a biology instructor in the fall of 2016. Raised in upstate New York, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a concentration in genetics from Cornell University. Following the completion of her undergraduate degree, she lived abroad in France then returned to the US to complete a Master’s degree in secondary science education at Columbia University. She taught high school biology for over twenty years in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey before embarking on a second Master’s degree at Université Laval in Québec, researching the life history of mountain goats, for which she earned an MSc in biology. She has conducted fieldwork in the alpine regions of Montana and Alberta and chaperoned high school students to Honduras and Mexico to conduct biodiversity surveys and study reef ecology. She is a member of the Center for Northern Studies and The Wildlife Society, a recipient of the University Laval Leadership and Sustainable Development scholarship, and a past University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics Fellow as well as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Genetics, Genomics, and Genethics.

Associated SEPA Project(s)