Project Coordinator, Rural Georgia Teacher Training, Georgia BioEd Institute
Megan Heaphy serves as the Project Coordinator for the Georgia BioEd Rural Georgia Teacher Training Initiative, which brings hands-on bioscience experiences to 7th to 12th grade rural teachers. This experiential training equips teachers with the knowledge, skills, and equipment to prepare students with real-life bioscience career competencies and readiness to enter Georgia’s thriving life science industry.
Megan began her career in education as a high school AP Biology and Chemistry teacher. After 9 years of teaching in metro Atlanta schools, Megan returned to school at Georgia State University, where she studied biology with a focus in biochemistry and microbiology while holding a teaching assistantship and performing research. Her research focused on the impact of hands-on bioreactor use in an introductory microbiology lab course on student outcomes and perceptions of science. Megan joined Georgia Bio in February as the Program Intern for the Georgia BioEd Institute. During her internship, she supported the planning and execution of educational programs and initiatives and strengthened community partnerships to increase the efficiency and impact of GaBioEd.
Megan has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Master of Science in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at Georgia State University. In her free time, Megan enjoys horseback riding, gardening, and traveling and hiking with her husband.