Ms. Kristen Schmid



Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and M.S. in Biology from Montclair State University

Ms. Kristen Schmid

Welcome!  This year, we will be learning a great deal about life and our amazing planet.  
I have a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Biology.  I have previously taught biology, astronomy, chemistry, and physics.  I am currently a professor of biology at Kean University and Union County College.
My passions include animals, discovering the natural world, reading and discussing literature, and outdoor adventures.  I have traveled to Japan, Argentina, Kenya,Costa Rica, Belize, Spain and many other countries.  I have enriched my education with studies abroad and experiences with cultures across the globe.  For twelve years, I was the curator of a small zoo and cared for many kinds of animals including wallabies, red pandas, emus, opossums, foxes, cockatoos, mongooses and marmosets.  I have studied and enjoyed all branches of science, from astronomy to zoology.  I am happy to share my experiences with students and hope to inspire you to become students of the world.