Helen Walter, Ph.D.

Scientist, Educator & Underwater Enthusiast

Mills College, Oakland, CA

Scientist & Educator

Known for interactive teaching that spans multiple modalities and encourages student critical thinking, participation and enthusiasm. Organized, detail-oriented, and conscientious individual able to prioritize effectively to accomplish multiple objectives with creativity, enthusiasm and sensitivity.

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Mills College Alternative Spring Break

In Spring 2018 I led students and staff members to Roatan, Honduras. While there we worked with the Roatan Institute of Marine Sciences to learn about Marine Conservation. In Spring 2019, we will be returning. Stay tuned!

Final Preparations!

It’s the final countdown.. I’ll let those of us who remember the song hum along. It’s Wednesday night. In three nights I will be at the airport with 15 students[…]

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Last Open Water Dives

The last two weekends have seen some of the students finishing off their Scuba certifications.  On Saturday, Hayley, one of our swim team members started her Open water dives. She[…]

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Open Water Dives

The last part of our PADI Open Water certification is to repeat the same skills the students learnt in the pool, in the open water. California is an interesting mix[…]

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Underwater Enthusiast

BSAC Advanced Diver (CMAS 3 star), and Instructor