Ms. Zarraz teaches high school sciences here at the Raffles American School. She has over seven years of teaching experience in higher education and, more recently, in high school. As a trained scientist with a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Michigan State University, Ms. Zarraz leverages the natural curiosity of learners and the wonders of nature to create an effective learning environment. She encourages her students to ask their questions and seek answers by creating their adventures.
Ms. Zarraz is originally from Penang, Malaysia but has spent over 20 years in the United States. She had traveled all over the US and worked with research teams from Mexico, Argentina, China, and Singapore. She shares her real-world experience in solving environmental issues with her students to demonstrate careers in various fields of life sciences. Ms. Zarraz also applies the scientific process in her teaching skills, where she uses evidence-based teaching approaches. She is trained to implement Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) activity, providing her students with science-related life skills.