SheShinesOn…Maura Hackett, Science Club for Girls


Teen Program Director

Has worked for Science Club for Girls since May 2013

Oversees teen programs for grades 6-12 including the middle school program, challenge teams, high school internships, summer program, and junior mentors

Lived in NYC prior to moving to Boston

Grew up in New Jersey

Has a dog named Zoey

Q: Could you tell us a little more about your professional experience?

A: I have a Master’s in Environmental Public Health from Boston University and a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Anthropology from The College of New Jersey. Prior to my position at SCFG, I worked with museums and traditionally rigged ships across the US to teach middle and high school students about coastal ecology, water quality, leadership, and navigation.

Q: What previous job or training has best prepared you for your work with SCFG?

A: My education in various sciences, experience working with students of all ages (K-12), and years of working with volunteers and interns helped prepare me for my role as Teen Program Director.

Q: What has surprised you most since starting your work with SCFG?

A: The longevity of our students’ participation always amazes me. I think our programs offer fantastic opportunities for all ages and it’s reassuring to work with teens who are in 10th and 11th grades and have been involved since Kindergarten.

Q: Finally, what advice would you give to people who are interested in your org’s type of work?

A: This is a great position for individuals who like to have variety in their workload. Each day includes something different, from rocket launches to attending community meetings to engineering structures out of cereal boxes with first graders. This is a great organization to build relationships with others.

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