Melanie Fine


Melanie Fine is an award-winning high school science educator, encouraging and enabling countless students to pursue careers in the scientific fields. She has taught in both the public and private sectors, and has been a driving force in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education long before it became a political charge and household word. Fine earned her B.A. in Chemistry from Cornell University in 1987, studying under such luminaries as Dr. Roald Hoffmann, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and poet and author Robert Morgan. She received a Masters in Sacred Music and Cantorial Investiture from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York in 1997, and has earned writing and education certifications from UCLA and Chapman University, respectively. In addition to her work on, she teaches high school chemistry at Culver City High School, writes a blog on science for the Huffington Post and offers online chemistry education at Her writings have been featured on the Huffington Post blog, among others. In Search of Science Role Models ‘Don’t Know Much About Science’ Meet her at -------------------- ABOUT ROCKET GIRLS -------------------- Rocket Girls was created to motivate and encourage young women in science and math.