About the Author
Carolyn Csongradi received her bachelor of
science degree in chemistry from the University of California
at Berkeley, and master of education and neuroscience degrees
from Stanford University. She has taught high school science
for more than fifteen years, after a five year hiatus working
as a Criminalist with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
While working as a Criminalist and testifying
in court, she developed an interest in the discipline of ethics.
Her job encompassed examining serological evidence, analyzing
illicit drugs, determining blood alcohol levels and re-constructing
improvised explosive devices. After five years of living on adrenalin,
she returned to the classroom for "rest and recuperation".
As a high school teacher, she has mentored
new teachers and interns, assisted teachers in disposing of and
managing hazardous chemicals and served as a safety consultant.
Her current assignment is at Burlingame High School, where she
has taught both Chemistry and Life Science. She joined the Access
Excellence team in January as the teacher facilitator for "Classrooms
of the 21st Century".
Carolyn, a native Californian, has lived in
the San Francisco Bay Area all of her adult life. She lives with
her husband and teenage son, and shares her space with a dog,
parrot and rabbit. In her spare time, she reads and rides her
horse for pleasure.