Mrs. Ruth Himelstein received both her B.A. in Biology, and Master’s in Education with a specialization in Science Education from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduate school, she worked at the Solomon Schechter High School in Manhattan, while simultaneously earning an Advanced Master’s in Education at Columbia Teachers College. During that time, Mrs. Himelstein was the recipient of the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for New York State from the National Association of Biology Teachers. she also spent ten years teaching Biology at The Abraham Joshua Heschel School in addition to developing and running their Science Research program.