Rebecca Staudenmaier received her BS in Life Sciences and MS in Biology from Kansas State University where she taught cadaver dissection as a graduate student. Her master’s research focused on Developmental and Space Biology, as such she had the unique opportunity to send experiments up on the space shuttle through a special grant from NASA.
After graduating, she worked on the Human Genome Project at Oak Ridge National Lab in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Later, she worked as a Pathology Assistant in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Following her time in Tennessee, she moved to Grand Junction, Colorado where she taught for six years in the Biology Department at Mesa State College.
Finally, she made the move to Fort Collins. After initially staying home to care for her three young children, she started teaching at Ridgeview Classical Schools where she taught various art classes as well as Human Anatomy and Physiology. She stayed there for seven years.
While her formal education is in the sciences, Rebecca also has a keen interest in ceramics and the arts. She is a self taught ceramic artists and has been a studio potter for over 20 years, making and selling her work.
In the summer of 2014 she attended a workshop at Anderson Ranch where she learned how to incorporate 3D printing into Ceramics and other aspects of art. Her latest artistic foray was this past summer at another Anderson Ranch workshop- Welding For Artists. She hopes at some point to pass this knowledge on to her students as well.
Rebecca stays active in her spare time pursuing her own art, gardening, keeping fit and enjoying the outdoors with her family. Her three children attend LCS this year and will be in the seventh, ninth and eleventh grades.
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