Megan Wallner teaches DNA Science and Living Environment at Sunset Park High School (SPHS). She is a founding teacher of SPHS, and has been at the neighborhood public school since its opening in 2009. Megan holds her Masters of Arts in Science Education from Columbia University, Teachers College. She is currently a Math for America Master Teacher Fellow and a Barcode Long Island Fellow. Megan mentors teams in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Urban Barcode Project and Barcode Long Island Programs. Her passion lies in providing students with a variety of authentic science experiences, from current biotechnology practices to fieldwork in local communities. These experiences trigger for students the moment when they realize that science could be their future.