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Dr. Aidyl Gonzalez-Serricchio

Consultant & Coordinator

         Aidyl Gonzalez-Serricchio earned her Doctorate in Molecular Genetics at California Institute of Technology, then continued her post-doctoral work on myotonic dystrophy at the Institute of Genetic Medicine at the University of California. Aidyl later became the co-Principal investigator on sperm motility and mitochondrial defects using roundworms as the investigative tool and lecturer.

          Aidyl continued her science career, mentoring high school and middle school students. Aidyl also helped families with different learners through a non-profit organization she co-founded and co-directs called the GoLD Initiative (Gift over Learning Differences Initiative). The foundation’s mission was to provide an extensive, holistic educational experience to school-age students by delivering the most entertaining, engaging, fast-moving, and creative aspects of STEAM education through project-based learning for solving real-world science and engineering problems. Aidyl was born and raised in the South Bronx, New York, and is a wife, a mother, a scientist, an educator, an amateur magician, Solar System Ambassador, a Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere Scientist-Astronaut Class 1902 and, a PoSSUM-13 ambassador and STEM coordinator. She currently works at the Brentwood School as a science educator and researcher.

            In 2017, Aidyl Gonzalez won Science Teacher of the Year at the California Science Fair and an award from Latino Thought Makers: Women Who Rule. In 2017, she was interviewed by award-winning comedian and television writer Rick Najera for his podcast show Latino Thought Makers. In October of 2018, she was featured on Ventura Blvd's online magazine: Women We Love. In 2018, Aidyl Gonzalez presented at the Research Teachers Conference sponsored by Regeneron in Washington D.C. titled, "STEAM Funding for the iGen’s New Science Curriculum: Applied Science Research."  This year at the Research Teachers Conference, Aidyl Gonzalez was selected as a Research Teacher Captain to oversee, and a resource to a cohort of seven teachers as well as a present on scientific research in secondary education.   


She led three professional development seminars titled: 

  • Grading for Equity                                                                     

  • Our responsibility as science educators to recruit and support under-represented and Low 

Socio-economic students in STEM                                                                                                                 

  • Research experiences for teachers 

  • STEAM Pathways


Aidyl's philosophy is STEAM beyond the classroom. She made it a point to go out and spread the power of STEAM and how it saved her life through a cockroach underneath her bedroom window. 


            To learn more about Dr. Aidyl Gonzalez-Serricchio and her efforts to advocate for STEAM education, educators, and students, please view the following links:

  1. Full STEAM Ahead Podcast: Inspiration through Representation; the A in STEAM






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