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Science Quest, Inc. Staff

Katie Williams, Ph.D.
As President and Instructor for Science Quest, Inc., Katie leads the development and presentation of a range of science laboratory programs for students, works with area teachers as mentor, and teaches a core course in the Mt. Mary College/Milwaukee Teacher Education Center's Master in Urban Education program. Previously, she worked with thousands of students and teachers from southeast Wisconsin from December 2000 to June 2006 as a member of the Center for Science Education at Medical College of Wisconsin. As Science Educator and Program Manager, she developed and taught outreach science programs in the A Day As A Scientist, Advanced Lab, and summer programs. She also was active in teacher professional development with area schools and curriculum development including several summer curricula for Milwaukee Public Schools. Katie also led a team of teachers in the development of the innovative high school and middle curriculum, Seeing the Effects, A Molecular Approach to Smoking Prevention. Before joining the Center for Science Education, she utilized her Ph.D. degree in microbiology teaching science courses at area colleges including Cardinal Stritch University, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, and Waukesha County Technical College.

Patricia Godsell, B.S.
As Vice President and Instructor for Science Quest, Patricia develops and teaches science laboratory programs. She is a certified teacher in health and physical education and is working on a Master's degree in Science Education at Alverno College. She is currently on the staff of the Milwaukee Leadership Training Center. Previously, she worked for the Center for Science Education from July 2001 to June 2006. In addition to teaching science outreach classes in the A Day As A Scientist and summer programs, she also coordinated the Mini Medical School Program in which Medical College faculty members presented lectures for adults and high school students on the latest developments in medicine. She also developed and presented health and safety trainings for home day care providers that utilized effective hands-on, interactive pedagogical strategies. Before joining the Center for Science Education, she taught at the charter school, Milwaukee Academy of Science.

Saadia Ahmed, Ph.D.
As our newest instructor, Saadia presents Science Quest programs to school groups. Before joining Science Quest, Inc., she was involved with developing programming with the Center for Science, Health, and Society for the Medical College of Wisconsin and volunteered with the Center for Science Education. Her specialization in pharmacology brings a wealth of information and experience in physiology and biochemistry to the classroom.

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