Kirstin Milks

Teaching science to change the world.

Dr. Kirstin Milks (@DrMilks; she/they) learns from and with AP Biology and Earth/space science students at Bloomington High School South in Bloomington, Indiana.

She's committed to engaging students in authentic scientific and personal practices; collaborating with students and community members to create congressive, justice-oriented spaces and opportunities; and supporting and making public the work of teaching and learning.

Kirstin is a National Board Certified Teacher, a Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, and a Senior Fellow at the Knowles Teacher Initiative, where she has served as an editor-in-chief of the journal Kaleidoscope: Educator Voices and Perspectives. She holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Stanford.

Learn more—including how to contact Kirstin—here.


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Two 2021 popular press books feature stories from my teaching:

- YOUR TURN: HOW TO BE AN ADULT (Julie Lythcott-Haims), a groundbreakingly frank guide to growing up; and

- SAVING US (Katharine Hayhoe), centered on how to have meaningful and productive conversations about climate change with our families, friends, and colleagues.


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Photo by Sadie Glass.