Originally from Central Florida, Carissa received a BA in Physics from Smith College and completed her MAT at Mount Holyoke College to become a physics teacher. She is now working as a physics and math teacher at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA.
Carissa hopes to inspire students to investigate the mysteries of the natural world and to see how much fun it is to study physics and see the applications of math. 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 knit, cook, read mysteries, and watch good TV. She is very excited to incorporate new demos and hands on activities for her students!