Kristin Bourgeois is excited to begin her international school journey as a middle school science teacher with Raffles American School. Kristin holds a B.S. in Marine Biology from Saint Francis University (PA) and an M.S. in Marine and Environmental Biology from Nicholls State University. She spent five years teaching science in the classroom in the United States, and, prior to classroom teaching, she was an environmental educator for nearly a decade. Her previous profession brought her all over the United States, as well as Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. During her time taking school groups through the rainforests, coral reefs and seashores of Malaysia she fell in love with this part of the world. A former collegiate athlete, she appeases her competitive spirit by playing volleyball, completing HIIT workouts and prepping for sprint triathlons. Kristin also enjoys nature photography, and has a fondness for birds (she is a “bird nerd”). She was fortunate to receive a scholarship to attend the Hog Island Audubon Camp Educators Week in Bremen, Maine in summer 2019. While at the camp, she dove deep into nature and collaboration with her fellow educators (and fellow bird nerds) from all over the world, which was a truly fulfilling experience. Kristin has always felt that science education is a vital component to helping others understand the world around them. She wants science to feel accessible to all, and, with a quirky sense of humor, she strives to achieve that goal each day with her students.