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Anna Mello earned her bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in education from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, and her master's degree in ecology from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianópolis, Brazil. Lastly, she earned a post-graduate specialization in special education from Associação Sagres in Florianópolis, Brazil. Prior to coming to Chapin, Anna worked for two years at the Cloud Forest School in Monteverde, Costa Rica as a middle and high school science teacher, and for five years at the International School of Florianópolis, Brazil as a middle school science teacher. As a graduate student, she worked as an assistant teacher at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, collaborating with the engineering and automation departments with a focus on the conservation of natural resources. Over the past ten years, Anna worked as a translator and editor of scientific articles for various chemistry, ecology and biology journals. At Chapin, she teaches Class 5 Science, where she engages in citizen science with her students. When she isn't teaching, Anna enjoys watercolor painting, taking care of plants and her dog Yoda, traveling abroad, and cooking foods from her home country of Brazil.