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Veena Krishnan

The Nueva School
Upper School Math and Science Teacher
Veena Krishnan joined Nueva as an US Math Teacher in July 2016. Previously she was at Webb School of Knoxville, where she mostly taught AP Calculus, Multivariable Calculus, Honors Precalculus, and Algebra II. She received the Dr. Edward l. Tauxe award in 2012-2013 that recognizes a teacher who has had a most positive influence on the lives of their students and stimulated them in their academic pursuits. She also taught at Mary Institute and Country Day School in St Louis, MO. Veena was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, working on the microstructural analysis of proton exchange fuel cell membranes using scanning transmission electron microscopes (STEM) and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS). Veena received her PhD in materials science and engineering from Rutgers University, NJ, for her work on developing new coatings for hollow glass waveguides for enhanced infrared transmission. She was also the recipient of Malcolm G. McLaren Fellowship at Rutgers. Veena has published in scientific journals and has 2 patents to her name. She enjoys practicing yoga, music, sketching, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family and their dog Calculus.