Ms. Lori Herrington
Specialization: Biology
Home institution in US: Chaparral High School, California
Host Institution in India: Birla High School for Girls, Kolkata, West Bengal  
Start date/Month in India: August 2012
Duration of grant: 5 months

Brief Bio:
Ms. Lori Herrington graduated from California State University, San Marcos with a B.S. in biological science and earned her M.Ed. with a specialization in secondary school science education. She has been enthusiastically teaching high school science for the past seven years, and the past five at Chaparral High School in California. In 2009, Ms. Herrington co-authored a Specialized Secondary Programs (SSP) grant application from which her school was awarded $300,000 to develop a biotechnology education program that has become one the school’s fastest growing, potentially serving over 120 students next year. Program participants are also able to earn college credit through Mt. San Jacinto College, California.

In 2011-12, she was the recipient of the American Association of Immunologists John H. Wallace Fellowship, which allowed her to develop a high school curriculum based on a research internship at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. Along with teaching, Ms. Herrington is a jumps coach for the Chaparral High School Track and Field Team, as well as a member of the Mt. San Jacinto College Biotechnology Committee.

Prior to working in education, Ms. Herrington was a scientist at a biotechnology company specializing in protein purification and antibody manufacturing. Ms. Herrington is the proud mother to four amazing children, two of whom are accompanying her to India.