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Caroline Pew

North Seattle College
I strongly believe in the transformative power of education. I believe that education changes how we feel about ourselves and the world around us. Education empowers us through knowledge acquisition, confidence building and learning how to exert effort with impact! Check out the link below to learn about my teaching outside of the North Seattle College community through University Beyond Bars, a non-profit providing college education to incarcerated individuals to decrease recidivism and increase access to a brighter future and healthier communities!


Caroline has nearly 20 years of experience in various forms of education. She is currently a tenured faculty member in the Chemistry Department at North Seattle College and teaches part time for the University Beyond Bars program which provides access to higher education for incarcerated individuals at the Monroe Correctional Complex. Prior to teaching at North Seattle College, she most recently taught as an Adjunct Faculty member for Edmonds Community College in the subjects of Chemistry and Environmental Science. Prior to Edmonds CC, she was an Adjunct Faculty member at Highline College teaching Chemistry and Geology. Caroline also has prior experience as a High School Chemistry teacher through the National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship program. Prior to that she was an informal Environmental Educator for more than a decade working at a variety of institutions including the Woodland Park Zoo and University of Washington's Summer Youth Programs. Her research interests focus on stable isotope geochemistry, paleoclimatology and effects of climate on plant communities. Caroline holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Earth and Space Sciences from the University of Washington.