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Marissa Lafler


Visual & Performing Arts and Computer Science

I spent two decades doing research in biology, looking into ecological and evolutionary-scale questions. Most recently, I worked with a group at Lawrence Livermore National Lab that investigated carbon sequestration in various types of soils, especially as it relates to climate change. I always wanted to teach and decided that it was time to do something that truly brought me joy. I moved from research to pedagogy in 2022 and haven’t looked back. When not teaching, thinking about science, or writing code, I spend time with my husband, two daughters, and our giant fluffy dog. I also enjoy knitting, hiking, playing various musical instruments, and computer games.

Academic Department


Secondary Academic Department

Visual & Performing Arts and Computer Science


  • MS - Biology, University of San Francisco
  • BS - Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Courses I Teach:

  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Biology
  • Honors Biology

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