Originally from Central Florida, Carissa received a BA in Physics from Smith College and is very happy to be back in the Pioneer Valley. Carissa completed her MAT at Mount Holyoke College to become a physics teacher.
Carissa hopes to inspire students to investigate the mysteries of the natural world and to see how much fun it is to study physics. She hopes to learn as much as her students and keep them busy with lots of hands on projects.
In her spare time Carissa loves to rock climb, camp, hike, crochet, cook, watch good TV. She is very excited to work with students again!