Sabrina Whitaker, nee Huggins, graduated with a BS in physics in 2007 after working with Prof. Henry Scott to investigate the equation of state of Fe3P-schreibersite. Afterward, she earned an MS in Earth science from The Ohio State University in 2009 with a thesis related to rubidium and potassium in Earth’s core.
After graduating from OSU, Sabrina spent time at Ehime University, Japan, as a science editor and worked with scientists from Japan, China, France, and Germany, many of whom she still edits for today. Subsequent returning to the US, she earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching physics from Stony Brook University in December 2015. She is certified to teach physics, Earth science, and general science for grades 5-12 and also has her Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certificate. She received the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship for working in high-needs districts, and she received the Albert Shanker grant as she is currently pursuing National Board Certification.
Sabrina began teaching in 2016 and moved to Farmingdale High School in 2017. She currently teaches high-school physics as well as dual-credit college forensics through the Syracuse University Project Advance program. In 2022, she became the English as a New Language Summer Literacy and Community STEM Teacher Coordinator. In January 2023, she became a New York State Master Teacher. Sabrina serves on the Seal of Civic Readiness Committee and the Science Curriculum Review Committee. She is a co-advisor for Farmingdale High School’s National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society and also advises the DigiTech Club. She co-advises her local Girl Scout troop while knitting in her free time.
Sabrina returns to the Michiana region every summer to spend time with her family on their farm in Niles, Michigan. Otherwise, she resides in New York with her husband, six year old boy/girl twins, and twelve year old daughter.