Associate Director, Science
Aneesha Badrinarayan joined the Achieve staff in 2014 and serves as a Senior Program Associate. In August 2017 she was promoted to Director. As a member of the Science team, she provides support for the state adoption and implementation efforts surrounding the Next Generation Science Standards.
Before joining Achieve, Aneesha was the Outreach Program manager at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In this capacity, she developed and implemented inquiry-based science curriculum for K-8th grade audiences in an effort to improve science education practices throughout the state of Michigan.
A behavioral neuroscientist by training, Aneesha first discovered her passion for education as a science tutor and volunteer with 826michigan. Aneesha received her B.A. in biology from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She received her M.S. in neuroscience at the University of Michigan, where she served as a Rackham Regents Fellow and a Ruth L. Kirchstein Graduate Research Fellow through the National Institute for Mental Health.
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