Jill Hirsch holds a bachelor of arts degree from Columbia University and a master of science degree from Yale. She has attended a summer program at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, on Long Island, where she took courses in molecular biology. Her interests include genetics and molecular biochemistry, and she aims to make science education understandable to everyone. Ms. Hirsch teaches Upper School science and is the Class 12 supervisor. She has been at Chapin since 1982.