Olivia Lara-Gresty

Biology Teacher

B.S., University of Virginia

Hi there, I’m Olivia! I’ll be coming in from Brooklyn, New York, where I have worked as a Middle School Science teacher for the past 5 years. As part of my teaching philosophy of inquiry-based learning, I believe that a student’s curiosity should lead classroom activities and discussions. I’m a lover of all things science, but in particular, I studied Biology and Sustainability at the University of Virginia. I am always looking for nature even in big cities, and I am passionate about promoting urban wellness and establishing healthy and resilient cities. Aside from searching for the best dumplings in all of NYC, I also enjoy yoga, biking, practicing my Spanish, crossword puzzles, and anything crafty.