Sarah Prescott

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    BioQUEST - Executive Director / UNH - Assoc. Prof./Chief Editor-GCTLC
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    I am the Executive Director of BioQUEST, Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the University of New Hampshire, and the inaugural Chief Editor of the Green Chemistry Teaching and Learning Community. I have been involved with the BioQUEST community for many years. This community is truly one of the best that I have been a part of professionally, and I am very happy to help guide it into its next phase. I have a variety of interests, including OER, case studies, digital pedagogy and tools, project, and problem-based learning, green chemistry education, and genomics education. I teach courses in chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, genomics, and green chemistry.
    At BioQUEST, I am the PI on the QB@CC and Online4Bio projects. I am also co-facilitating learning communities in collaboration with the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project. I am working on several other pedagogical projects. The first is a collaborative project with the American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute (ACS-GCI) involving the development of two General Chemistry modules on Equilibrium using the principles of Green Chemistry, Systems thinking, and the UN Sustainability Design Goals (UN SDGs). My collaborator, David Laviska, and I hope to pilot the first of our modules soon and are continuing to work on a second module. I also worked on a D2D CURE in my General Biochemistry course last spring semester. Lastly, I also have begun a research project on the Barred Owl genome and have raw data at the moment.
    On a personal note, I am an avid gardener and homesteader. We recently purchased 22 acres of land in Troy, Maine (near Unity), where we are planning our future homestead. I adore cows (esp. highland cattle), and our dream is to have a couple of mini cows, sheep, goats, pigs, and of course, ducks and geese. We also plan to have a mini-orchard, and I am looking at using permaculture and restorative agriculture methods in our design. Currently, we have 18 chickens, 2 rabbits, 3 dogs, and 6 ducks.
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