NGSS Writing Team Member: Bernadine Okoro

Bernadine Okoro is a 2010–2011 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow. She is currently serving her fellowship with the National Science Foundation in the Directorate of Engineering, in the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships.  

Prior to her fellowship, Ms. Okoro taught chemistry and earth science for five years in the District of Columbia Public Schools at Woodrow Wilson Senior High School. Ms. Okoro is a trained chemical engineer. She has worked in industry as an engineer for nine years for various companies including Bethlehem Steel, Arco Chemical, Perfecseal, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and BioCore Medical Technologies.

Ms. Okoro earned her BS in Chemical Engineering at Drexel University. She earned her Master of Arts in Producing Film & Video and master’s in Teaching at American University.