Amy Young, MS

Amy has been teaching Physical Science at Dominican since 2007, at both the San Rafael campus, and more recently, at the Make School campus in San Francisco. She has taught Physical Geology, Earth Science, Bay Area Rocks: the Geology of Northern California, Introductory Chemistry, Chemistry for Health Science, and Physics. She collaborated with the Marin County Office of Education to support the professional development of over 200 elementary, middle, and high school teachers as they implement the Next Generation Science Standards. Her background has allowed her to pursue both interests in science and education. Before Dominican, she worked in international hazard mitigation with a Bay Area non-governmental organization and taught at both the high school and middle school levels. 


UCLA, MS, Geology/Geochemistry

Mills College, Educational Leadership Program

Middlebury College, BS, Geology

Research Interests

Amy's scientific research interests include geochemistry of the earth's interior using long-lived isotopes as markers for magmatic processes, geochronology, and processes affecting the evolution of magma in the crust. Her educational interests include inquiry-based education, teaching scientific literacy, reflective practice, and curriculum development.


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