In residence July 2019
Supriya Wheat is a writer and educator who has been involved in the field of education for ten + years. She was a 2007 Teach for America Corps Member, a New York Hall of Science Design Fellow & Master Teacher, a New York Public Library Cullman Fellow in Creative Writing, and currently teaches a life science course at the School at Columbia University. In 2017, Fund for Teachers awarded her a grant to document youth-led initiatives to curb climate change in the island nations of the Maldives and Zanzibar. Her more recent work centers around exploring human interactions with the environment. Lately, she finds herself preoccupied with how bodies of water in and around New York City might serve both as a medium for change and constancy.