Kim Monahan started at NCSSM in 2012. Kim has transformed the AP Biology curriculum to align with the new standards and give students opportunities to conduct research projects in class. Along with AP Biology, she now teaches an additional class of Research in Biology, in which she pursues her passion for research and mentors several students on independent projects. In addition to her courses, she has also developed several research-based Mini-Term courses, in which students have presented their research at local science competitions. When not in the classroom or lab, Kim is involved in many outreach programs at NCSSM. She is the NC Director of BioGENEius, an international science competition; a board member of Student Academy; and an organizer of Lean In, Women in Science. Kim looks forward to providing research opportunities either in the classroom or outside the classroom to students at NCSSM.