Heather Mellows


Heather Mellows is a Palo Alto native, a graduate of Fairmeadow, JLS and Paly.  She studied chemistry and astrophysics at UC Berkeley and earned a PhD in inorganic chemistry at the University of Washington.  She earned her masters in education and teaching credential at Stanford.  She has wanted to be a teacher since the second grade; first she wanted to teach 5th grade, then math, but when she met chemistry she fell in love and has never looked back.  She has been teaching chemistry, honors chemistry and AP chemistry at Gunn since 2005 with a two year leave of absence to teach high school chemistry in English at Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey.  She loves to travel and collects periodic tables from all over the world.