Svea Anderson

Svea Anderson

Fellowship Placement: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Svea Anderson most recently taught 7th grade science at Flowing Wells Junior High in Tucson, Arizona. Svea started her teaching career in Massachusetts in 2000 and has spent the last 15 years teaching in Arizona.

Svea attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she earned her BS. Svea received her Master’s degree in Education from Antioch University New England in Keene, New Hampshire.

Throughout her career, Svea has received many honors and fellowships that focused on connecting students with STEM opportunities. In 2018, Svea was selected as a PolarTREC Educator and spent time in the Arctic, studying plant ecology with a researcher from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. In 2019, she was selected as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, a partnership between National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions. Also in 2019, Svea was honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST.) Ms. Anderson also collaborates with the Science Friday Educator Collaborative. This collaborative develops free educational resources and activities using Science Friday media.

Svea has a passion for connecting underrepresented youth with STEM opportunities and education. She believes that offering students an opportunity to see themselves in STEM careers is essential to creating a strong career path to the future. Svea is always looking for new ways to connect learning back to current research, opportunities, and hands-on learning, in the STEM fields.

Svea has worked with the Arizona Department of Education and standards committees to develop the K12 Science standards. She has also worked with the Arizona Science Teachers Association and the STEMAZing Institute in Tucson to develop and facilitate professional development courses for her peers in Arizona on standards implementation.