Michael Chin graduated from UCSD with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Secondary Science Education. He was introduced to High Tec through student teaching 10th grade Chemistry at High Tech High International and North County. He worked as a 12th grade Academic Coach before pursuing his Masters of Education High Tech High’s Graduate School of Education.
Through his coursework as part of the Education Minor at UCSD, his eyes were opened to the vast inequities that are present in the our country’s school system and he desired to make a difference in these communities. These years working in the High Tech Schools have greatly impacted his view of how education can be structured through the lens of hands-on and collaborative learning. His aspiration for joining the graduate school was to learn how to foster a classroom environment in which rigorous science coursework can be supported by equitable, project-based, and anti-racist practices.
Outside of the classroom, Michael is an avid K-pop fan, a board game fanatic, a video game enthusiast, and a big sweet tooth. He spends most of his free time on the things listed above or at the beach.