My name is Annie Quinn, and I am excited to join the High Tech High Media Arts community this year as a 9th grade physics teacher. I was born and raised in the Bay Area and moved to San Diego over a decade ago to study Neuroscience and Education at UCSD. After graduating, I spent a few years splitting my time working as a research assistant, Boys and Girls Club Director, and high school water polo coach before moving to Chicago to complete my graduate degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. During my first year of teaching, I hope to inspire students to develop an appreciation for scientific inquiry by creating engaging, hands-on, and meaningful experiences in our classroom and our community. When I’m not in the classroom, you will likely find me at the pool enjoying a swim workout or coaching the HTHPL water polo team (Go Storm!). My husband Alex and I jump at any opportunity to be outside hiking, camping, biking, or just enjoying the beautiful San Diego sun.