Sylvia Scharf


I am queer and I am a STEM educator.//

I’ve always been a STEM kid. My mom knew I would go into life science of some kind from when I was 3 years old. By 4 or 5 I could tell everyone I was going to be a primatologist when I grew up. At some point, that drifted to the education side of things – kids and nature and science. These days, I spend my time supporting outreach educators in STEM, mentoring teens, and communicating about climate change. My queer identity and my educator identity are equally strong and inseparable from who I am.