Cecilia Poon - NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Program

Cecilia Poon

Cecilia Poon
REGION:
Syracuse, NY
SCHOOL:
Syracuse City School District
SUBJECT:
Science
HOMETOWN:
Brooklyn, NY
DEGREES:
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, New York - BA, Environmental Science
HOBBIES AND TALENTS:
Snowboarding, drawing, typography, table tennis, gaming

About Me

Born and raised in Brooklyn, I spent most of my high school mentoring for a summer program centered around environmental justice issues and gardening. This led to my passion in environmental science, which I pursued for my undergraduate studies at SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry. I was also a TA for a course called Groundwater and Health that furthered my interests in hydrogeology.

What about the residency are you most looking forward to?

I am looking forward to meeting with the students during my residency and experiencing a classroom setting during a regular school year. Getting to know each individual student and growing alongside them is what I am most excited about.

Did you have a teacher who made a lasting impression on you?

She was the instructor for the summer program I continued to be involved in. During that program, I was introduced to a different method of teaching and learning that I was not accustomed to. She created a safe space that welcomed all and continued to give me support and help. From high school until now, she continues to be the connecting link with all the people who have come through the program.