Ms. Rubin began her teaching career at her alma mater, Andrew Jackson High School in Queens. She was always fascinated by the natural world and inherited her mother’s love of animals. Ms. Rubin received her Bachelor of Science degree at Buffalo State and Master of Arts from Hunter College. In 1980, she left teaching for a successful career in the world of photography where she developed a series of advertising campaigns and books of babies dressed in animal costumes.
After a 17-year hiatus, she returned to teaching biology. Ms. Rubin received a fellowship from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where she worked in a molecular biology lab studying transposons (jumping genes). She is a co-author of a paper as a result of that work published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
An avid reader, she also enjoys 60’s music, the Beatles, and volunteers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in the Pediatric unit where she just started her 21st year. Ms. Rubin received the prestigious “Teachers Who Make a Difference Award” from the New York Times.
This is Ms. Rubin's 36th year teaching biology and there is nothing else she would rather do!