Ellee Cook teaches in the Science Department at Santa Fe Prep. Prior to teaching high school science, Ellee trained as an academic scientist and engaged in field-based research for 6+ years as part of her undergraduate and graduate work in biology. Her work took her to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, where she investigated the behavior and endocrinology of Anolis lizards. Ellee holds a B.S. in Biology from Trinity University and a Ph.D. in Biological Science from the University of Missouri, and has contributed to work published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and a book chapter. She currently teaches courses in chemistry and introductory virology at Santa Fe Prep, and in her free time she enjoys hiking, historical fiction, and thinks green chile is better than red.
We teach ecology, but how often do we get to live it? Using Santa Fe, NM, as your base camp, come experience the wild beauty of New Mexico and get inspired to reconnect with the natural classrooms outside our schools. With its mountains, mesas, sunsets, and 300 days of sunshine, New Mexico truly is a…