I believe that teachers play an essential role in society. They are agents of change. As teachers, we can help lift students up into the world, show them the joys and challenges of learning new things and help them find their passions. We can help cultivate curiosity and support students as they explore the world and step into adulthood.”

Helen’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Chemistry

“As a student, I always loved chemistry. I found that it helped me see the world in a different way. Chemistry is connected to everything in our lives. It helps us explain and understand the world around us.”

Professional Experience

While pursuing graduate studies in chemistry, Helen worked full time as a technician at the University of British Columbia’s Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy facility in Vancouver. Next, she worked at the Free Library of Philadelphia teaching SAT prep courses and a college readiness summer program. Before going back to school to become a teacher, she worked at the Charter High School for Architecture and Design, where she developed and ran a Science Center.

Helen began teaching at The Pingry School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey during the 2016–2017 school year.


Helen enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, knitting, reading, and running.

Academic Background

  • University of Pennsylvania (Master of Science in Secondary Education)
  • University of British Columbia (Master of Science in Chemistry)
  • McGill University (Bachelor of Science in Chemistry)