Sam Boonstra


BS, Northwestern University

A Chicagoland native, Sam attended Northwestern University where he received his Bachelor
of Science in Education, with endorsements in biology, chemistry, and physics. His approach
to teaching focuses on fostering students’ sense-making about real-world phenomena. In the
classroom, Sam shares his love for science with students through inquiry and forming a
supportive environment for all learners.
Beyond the classroom, Sam stays busy with tabletop roleplaying games, walks with friends,
and whatever science topic has recently caught his attention.