High School Science Teacher
- BS & MS in Biology from Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
- MS in Environmental Science from University of California, Berkeley
Gogi spent much of her childhood in her native Germany roaming the local woods, where she was always curious about the natural world. She followed her dream of working in a tropical rainforest by doing a Master’s thesis on the ecology of bats in the jungles surrounding the Panama Canal. Determined to apply her scientific training to help solve environmental problems, she moved on to pursue a graduate degree in applied environmental sciences at UC Berkeley. There, she researched sustainable food systems and solutions to climate change.
Striving to pass on her passion for and knowledge of the natural world to others, she worked as a naturalist and science educator for both children and adults on three different continents. As a high school science teacher for a semester-at-sea program, she crossed the Atlantic twice on a traditional wooden sailing ship, taking students half way around the world. Prior to joining the WWS faculty, she taught naturalist and environmental science classes at the Audubon Naturalist Society, and worked as a science writer and editor for Science Journal for Kids, an online science journal that aims to make cutting edge science accessible to children and teenagers. In her spare time, she enjoys, hiking, biking, camping, orienteering, socializing, and goofing around with her two young children.