My name is Andrea Ek-Pangerl, but everyone calls me Addie. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and minors in chemistry and German language. I also participated in the STEMteach program at UWRF last year where I obtained teaching licensure in chemistry, biology, and middle school science.
Since I was young, I have always loved science and discovering new things about the world around me. As a teacher, I strive to show students how science is relevant to their everyday lives and provide them with knowledge they can use in the future.
I grew up in White Bear Lake, MN but spent a lot of time at my family's cabin in Pine City, MN. I am the youngest of seven and spend a lot of time with my parents and siblings. I also have two dogs, Rocket and Leroy, who I adore! In my free time, I enjoy hiking and spending time outside, as well as gaming and watching movies. I am a bit of a nerd (I love Doctor Who, Supernatural, Marvel, Lord of the Rings, Disney, and more), but don't hold that against me.
I am very excited to join the New Heights staff and I look forward to meeting all of you!