Sophia is passionate about sharing her joy for the sciences with students. She was born in the former USSR, and moved to Israel in her teenage years. She then received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemistry from Bar-Ilan University in Israel. After, she moved to the United States and worked as a Research Fellow at Catalytica in Mountain View, California.
Now, she has over twenty years of teaching Chemistry, Biology, and AP Biology in public and private high schools across the Bay Area. She loves to spark students’ curiosity about the world around them. Outside of teaching, she enjoys hiking every weekend, watching movies, painting art using acrylic,oil and mixed media, and spending time with her two grandchildren.