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Lelia Youn

The Nueva School
Middle School Science Teacher
Lelia Youn graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a BS in biochemistry and a minor in Asian studies. Originally pursuing a pre-pharmacy path, Lelia realized that her true passion was for learning and teaching, particularly in environments where she could develop personal relationships with students and celebrate their natural curiosity. With a deep passion for understanding systems and connections, Lelia has served as Nueva’s Summer Camp coordinator and most recently tackled the task of documenting Nueva’s science scope and sequence. In each of these roles, Lelia was recognized for her ability to connect with students, parents, and colleagues. She is eager to being her sixth academic year at Nueva, working with the eighth graders, the eighth-grade team, and the science team!