Ivy McDaniel is in her third year teaching biology and AP biology in the city of Chicago. In addition to teaching, Ivy also coaches the after school underwater robotics team. She holds a master's degree in science education from the University of Chicago, and a master's degree in molecular and cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley. Ivy is particularly focused on empowering students to take control of the classroom, and teaches science through a combination of open inquiry and student-led discussion of research. Ivy sees the classroom as the perfect place to exercise scientific thinking and practices, and can't wait to bring what she learns in the Arctic back to her students!