Olena Petrova

Science Teacher

MS in Physics (specialization in Space Physics), BS in Physics, Master of Education (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine), California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Physics (Campbell Union School District BTSA program through Valley Christian High School, San Jose, CA)

Professional Associations
AP Physics College Board, PTSOS

Courses Taught
AP Physics 1, College Prep Physics, Introduction to Engineering

Personal Statement
Teaching young women and inspiring them to pursue careers in STEM is my dream come true as an educator. Being a woman scientist myself, I am thrilled to combine my love for Physics and passion for teaching to impact the lives of students at Notre Dame. Living in Silicon Valley opens up so many exciting opportunities for careers in STEM, and I am eager to see Notre Dame graduates come back to visit school with their successful stories to share.