Rebecca McDermid is a biotechnology instructor and associate program manager.  She is responsible for teaching laboratory content in both virtual and in-person environments in support of the BTC Institute’s Biotechnology Field Trips program.  Additionally, she coordinates the Dane County Biotechnology Youth Apprenticeship Program, including co-instructing the Youth Apprenticeship Program – Biotechnology laboratory course.

Rebecca received her B.S. in Genetics and Molecular Biology from UW-Madison and M.A. in Education from Viterbo University.  She was a Research Specialist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine studying chromatin remodeling in mouse embryonic stem cells and then transitioned her passion for sharing science knowledge into the classroom where she taught a diversity of science classes including biology, human anatomy & physiology, and biotechnology to high school students for seventeen years.

Rebecca is actively involved in perpetually building her own knowledge as well as helping teach peers.  She is a 3DMD model teacher and also has been recognized as an Outstanding Educator by the University of Chicago.  She is a member of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) and Wisconsin Society for Science Teachers (WSST).

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