Teachers are crucial to facilitate young people’s growth in knowledge, skills and maturity, helping to prepare them for happiness and success based on a good understanding of the world and a safe and supportive learning environment.”

Anja’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Physics

“I love the thinking and problem solving that physics concepts require. Also, the way physical relationships between concepts are described with math is really beautiful.”

Professional Experience

Anja spent one summer in Peru teaching English, working on a coffee farm, and researching water quality. She also spent one summer in a research internship, where she mapped a geographic information system (GIS) to create maps as part of a larger nutritional study of aflatoxins causing stunted growth of children in Tanzania.


Anja enjoys biking, reading, and gardening. 

Academic Background

  • Goshen College (Bachelor of Arts in Physics)