Jimmy Pennise

Master Teacher

Jimmy began working with Fusion in March of 2016 as a Math & Science Teacher, but has been teaching science in schools and environmental organizations for over 15 years. He’s originally from the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in rural upstate New York. Growing up there, he spent a lot of time outdoors, developing his passion for nature, and eventually earning the rank of Eagle Scout. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Coaching, from the State University of New York at Brockport. During his college career he was an accomplished student-athlete in Division III wrestling, earning All-American honors. He has a passion for food and sustainability, and this spark drove him to earn his chef certificate from the Natural Gourmet Institute in Manhattan. When he’s not teaching in the classroom, you’ll find him traveling the globe, exploring nature, or at a local market, looking for the next delicious thing to cook up for dinner.