Uzma Shah is a Program Officer for Professional Development at MƒA. In this role, she concentrates on fellowship engagement and develops science-focused professional programming for MƒA teachers.
Before joining MƒA, Uzma taught biology for eighteen years at Baruch College Campus High School in Manhattan. She was an MƒA Master Teacher since 2013, facilitating workshops and serving as a mentor to MƒA Early Career Teachers. Uzma has also been awarded several additional fellowships during her teaching career, including fellowships with Earthwatch, Teachers for Global Classrooms, and the Columbia Science Teacher Program, for which she now serves on the advisory board. She has also conducted genetics research at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand and received a Fund for Teachers grant to investigate Singapore’s education system.
Uzma earned a B.A. in Biology and Religion from the University of Rochester, an M.A. in Secondary Science Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an M.A. in Public Administration from Baruch College. She lives in Queens and loves to travel near and far to explore the world’s diversity and natural beauty.