B.S. in Science and Education from Osmania University, India; Bachelor’s of Technology in Information Technology from Devry Institute of Technology; M.A. in Secondary School Education from City College, NY; anticipated Ed.M. from Teachers College Columbia University. An NYC teacher for the last six years, Nissi has assumed various roles in this organization as a fulltime Advanced Placement Biology teacher and Data Specialist, while being the key person to conduct professional development for the teaching staff at her current school for the last two years. She is also a founding teacher for her current school, where she has chaired the Science Department for the last four years. She worked as a fellow advisor with the New York City Teaching Fellows program over a period of two years. She has a prior experience in the world of information technology as a circuit engineer for WorldCom.