Nancy Ma - NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Program

Nancy Ma

Nancy Ma
Public Prep
Boston, MA
University of Massachusetts, Amherst - BS, Biology
Basketball and photography

About Me

Hello, my name is Nancy (she/her) and I am from Boston, MA. I graduated last year with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I am currently serving in a fifth-grade classroom with City Year, an AmeriCorps program, in Boston. I work at Trader Joe’s on the weekend! Some things that I am passionate about are photography, basketball, and meeting new dogs. I have a 2-year-old corgi named Teddy. She is a super sassy gal but wicked friendly.

What about the residency are you most looking forward to?

I am looking forward to moving to a new city and being a part of the Pharos community! I cannot wait to spin the wheel and figure out which crew I am a part of. I am excited to meet the students and forming meaningful relationships.

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

Dr. Skye Long was my college Introductory Physiology professor. I will always remember my first class with her. She gave an inspirational and heartfelt speech about how not everyone's path in life is straight. Skye made sure her students knew that it was okay to fail and to always believe in yourself. I was able to work alongside her for years and witnessed how much she cared for her students.