Hilary Staples has been a science educator for over 20 years, both in the field and in the classroom. She believes in bringing relevance to education by working with the important topics of both personal and environmental health. This can be seen through her teaching classes in AP Psychology, Biology, AP Environmental Science and even a mini-course in Yoga. Hilary has been teaching APES since its early years and has been working as an AP Reader since 2003. Hilary has also been a leader in technology, and the 1-1 iPad program initiated by her school in 2010 and sees it as another tool for creativity and sustainability on campus. Her work on campus has been integral in the school to receiving both an Apple Distinguished School designation and the Green Ribbon School Award in Sustainability from the Department of Education. One of her favorite ways to integrate scientific innovation with a reverence for nature is through the lens of Biomimicry. Hilary is also a public speaker on the topic of Biomimicry for schools, conferences and other community groups.