Sydney worked in urban education prior to joining HHMI. She conducts outreach to high school teachers, particularly within large school systems, and works with educators and school administrators to deliver tailored professional development in a variety of settings. Sydney also manages BioInteractive’s social media channels and newsletter.
Sydney holds undergraduate degrees in biology and writing from the University of Pittsburgh, and a master’s degree in teaching from American University. Prior to joining HHMI, she taught general biology, AP Biology, and research at a public magnet school in Washington, DC. She was also deeply involved in DC Public Schools’ Next Generation Science Standards rollout and in the AP Biology teacher community, as well as in editing the Unity and Diversity teacher writing project.