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Hello! I am Maria Elena (one name – two words) Derrien. I teach science to first and fourth graders at BB&N in Cambridge, MA. Part of my job also entails mentoring and coaching teachers around integrated curriculum and project based learning. Christina, Louisa and I are going on this adventure with you all. Our team has been developing curriculum around renewable energy and energy sustainability in response to climate change and are so excited to be expanding our lens to include a global education piece. I am hoping that the time spent together in Bolivia is an opportunity for reflection, learning and immersion into a topic I am deeply committed to. A native of Guadalajara, MX, I am very curious to see and experience another Latin American culture. I am busy wrapping up an intensely busy school year and will be tackling the readings soon! Can’t wait to meet you all.