Professor Geneva Stein joined Minerva from her position as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Learning Programs at Princeton University where she also served as a lecturer in Molecular Biology. Professor Stein earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Neuroscience from Princeton researching the genetics of learning and memory in C. elegans. Prior to this, she studied Type 1 Diabetes as a research assistant in a University of Pennsylvania Medical School laboratory and received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Bryn Mawr College.
Though Stein began her career as a molecular biologist, she is now focused on understanding how humans learn and translating the science of learning into effective pedagogical practice. In particular, Stein is passionate about helping students understand how, with effort and guidance, they can intentionally develop processes of scientific thinking and communicating, and refine methods of working both interdependently and independently towards success in their chosen field. Stein also considers active learning and purposeful reflection to be necessary components in helping students thrive in courses at Minerva.