Receiving a B.S. in Biology from Ursinus College in 1996 was just another piece in a puzzle that shaped a lifelong love of science for Liz Henriquez. While other classmates were busy with internships at hedge funds and major corporations, Liz spent the afternoons and Saturdays of her senior year of college at the Elmwood Park Zoo, conducting education classes for the schools and general public with falcons and jaguars, while also doing general handiwork around the small facility outside Philadelphia.
Since becoming a highly qualified certified Physics teacher, Liz has spent time at NASA's Johnson Space Center flying in Zero Gravity, launched and tracked countless high altitude balloons as they traveled to the stratosphere and back, researched the Aurora Borealis in the Alaskan Wilderness, attended space camp and watched the Mars Curiosity Rover Landing at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in California.
In addition to the adventures in science, Liz also is a curriculum developer.