Arati Patel is a science teacher at Fusion Academy. She has earned a Master’s degree in Biology from Adelphi University and a Science Education degree from Queens College. She has done research work in Microbiology at Adelphi University working with microbes from Long Island estuaries. She has student taught at Bellmore-Merrick school district, where she spent a lot of time relating to students and supporting their academic needs. She has always wanted to instill the same passion for science that she has in herself in her students. When Arati is not teaching she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves sporting events and is crazy about monkeys!