Kirstin Milks

Teaching science to change the world

Dr. Kirstin Milks creates innovative, collaborative, science- and justice-oriented learning experiences for children and adults. Kirstin is a National Board Certified Teacher, a Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, a Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellow, and a Senior Fellow at the Knowles Teacher Initiative. She is the co-editor of SOCIAL ACTION STORIES, a work/book of high-impact storytelling for classroom and community.

A graduate of Stanford University’s Schools of Medicine (PhD) and Education (MA), Kirstin generates wisdom and co-designs curriculum with high schoolers in Bloomington, Indiana and collaborates with educators across the country on efforts to engineer world-changing learning opportunities for students and teachers. In addition to full-time science teaching, she is currently an Armstrong Teacher Educator Fellow at Indiana University School of Education and a Carnegie Educator Advisory Panelist for the Carnegie Foundation.

Kirstin is also an artist, maker, and cultural worker whose work connects us to animals, nature, and each other.

Learn more—including how to contact Kirstin (she/they)—here.