Ms. Jennifer Richardson
Research Director, Instructor
Ms. Richardson earned a B.S. in Biology with a focus on Zoology from Western Illinois University in 2006. She also earned a minor in German language after studying abroad in Salzburg, Austria in 2003. Ms. Richardson had a short career in food science working in several quality control laboratories throughout Chicagoland before returning to school to earn high school science teaching certification from Illinois State University as a Robert Noyce Scholar, funded by the National Science Foundation. She completed research and a thesis in the lab of Dr. Diane Byers at ISU and presented a poster at the Botanical Society of America’s Annual Conference titled, “Pollinator Diversity and Fitness for Lobelia spicata in Fragmented Prairies” in 2010.
Ms. Richardson taught Earth and Space Science, Biology, Chemistry, A.P. Biology, and was the Science Department Chair at Simeon Career Academy in Chicago, Illinois from 2011-2016 before moving to Michigan and teaching Integrated (Chemistry and Physics) Science at South Haven High School in 2016-17. After obtaining an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from California Coast University, she became the Research Director at KAMSC in 2018. She enjoys being with her family and friends, adventures, books, music, nature, and trying to make the world a better place!