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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 science laboratory programs for students and works with area teachers and schools. Katie 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. Previously, she worked with thousands of students and teachers from southeast Wisconsin 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 for all age levels including adults. She also was active in teacher professional development with area schools and curriculum development including several summer curricula for Milwaukee Public Schools. 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. Previously, she worked for the Center for Science Education. In addition to teaching science outreach classes, 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.

Saadia Ahmed, Ph.D.
As Instructor for Science Quest, Saadia has extensive experience working with students of all age levels. She particularly enjoys opportunities to work closely with students to strengthen their skills and understanding. 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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