Ms Sasha Pratt-Taweh

Ms Sasha Pratt-Taweh

Project Officer, Wellcome Learning +

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Angela Marmont Centre
Contact: email

Summary

I am the Project Officer for LEARN CitSci - The Learning and Environmental Science Agency Research Network for Citizen Science - a 4-year, collaborative research partnership to study young people’s learning through participation in citizen science. My role involves conducting qualitative field research to study young people participating in the Museum's citizen science programmes. I am often out and about observing young people at a Bioblitz, or on their local beach looking for seaweed. I have worked in the museum learning sector for 8 years, as a science educator and presenter at The Natural History Museum and The Science Museum, both in London. My main professional interests are in biodiversity conservation and equal access to STEM education for underrepresented and ethnic minority groups. I also previously worked in the charity sector as a project officer, supporting young people and community groups across London on a range of environmental sustainability and STEM learning programmes.

Qualifications

Degrees

BSc, University College London, United Kingdom, 2005 - 2008

MSc, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Employment history

Non-academic

Project Officer, STEM education charity, 2016 - 2018

Science Educator, Natural History Museum, Learning Engagement, United Kingdom, 2014 - 2016

Project Officer, London Sustainability Exchange, 2013 - 2014

Widening Participation Co-ordinator, King's College London Student's Union, 2012 - 2013

Explainer, Science Museum, Learning, United Kingdom, 2010 - 2014

Introduction

Summary

I am the Project Officer for LEARN CitSci - The Learning and Environmental Science Agency Research Network for Citizen Science - a 4-year, collaborative research partnership to study young people’s learning through participation in citizen science. My role involves conducting qualitative field research to study young people participating in the Museum's citizen science programmes. I am often out and about observing young people at a Bioblitz, or on their local beach looking for seaweed. I have worked in the museum learning sector for 8 years, as a science educator and presenter at The Natural History Museum and The Science Museum, both in London. My main professional interests are in biodiversity conservation and equal access to STEM education for underrepresented and ethnic minority groups. I also previously worked in the charity sector as a project officer, supporting young people and community groups across London on a range of environmental sustainability and STEM learning programmes.

Qualifications

Degrees

BSc, University College London, United Kingdom, 2005 - 2008

MSc, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Employment history

Non-academic

Project Officer, STEM education charity, 2016 - 2018

Science Educator, Natural History Museum, Learning Engagement, United Kingdom, 2014 - 2016

Project Officer, London Sustainability Exchange, 2013 - 2014

Widening Participation Co-ordinator, King's College London Student's Union, 2012 - 2013

Explainer, Science Museum, Learning, United Kingdom, 2010 - 2014