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Chris Uyeda joins La Jolla Country Day School’s Science Department as an Upper School Chemistry and Biology Teacher, under the direction of Rod Jemison, Upper School Director.
Prior to working with LJCDS, Chris worked at High Tech High Media Arts as a Chemistry teacher focusing on a marine and environmental curriculum. In addition, Chris was adjunct faculty at the Florida Keys Community College where he taught Oceanography, Marine Biology, and SCUBA diving for Sea|mester, a global study abroad organization based on sailing school ships.
While teaching with Sea|mester, Chris sailed over 25,000 nautical miles, traveling to such locales as Tahiti, Fiji, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Maldives, South Africa, Brazil, French Guyana, Dominica, Barbados, Saba, Azores, Greece, Italy, and France.
Chris graduated from Stanford University with a degree in marine science and received his master’s degree in marine policy from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. Following his graduate work Chris was selected for the NOAA-sponsored Knauss Fellowship and worked for the National Marine Fisheries Service in Washington, DC managing and protecting endangered marine species.
Chris is a PADI Open Water SCUBA instructor and holds an IYT Master of Yachts 200 ton license. In his spare time he enjoys diving, sailing, surfing, rock climbing, traveling, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.