Science Department

MCMicah Chervin

Science Department Leader

Mr. Chervin holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Secondary Science Education from Relay Graduate School of Education. Originally from Georgia, Mr. Chervin is an avid practitioner of Capoeira and a surfer in the Rockaways. In addition to a love of reading, Mr. Chervin enjoys language study, which is currently focused on Spanish and Portuguese.












JGJustin Gill

Science Department Coordinator

Mr. Gill grew up in White Plains, NY. He went to a small college north of Pittsburgh, PA called Allegheny and then continued his education at Binghamton University where he earned his master’s degree in cell and molecular biology. He spent the last three years in San Jose, California soaking up sunshine and exploring the San Francisco Bay Area but is happy to be back home on the east coast. Mr. Gill has a deep love of hip hop, enjoys playing video games, and always strives to live up to his inner Batman.












AdornoCatalina Adorno

Science Teacher

Ms. Adorno is from a small town in Puebla, Mexico with a great view of the Popocatépetl (a volcano). She did her schooling in the US, where she studied Chemistry and Science Education because she loves science and learning. When not listening to Bad Bunny (which is rare), she is taking long walks listening to true crime podcasts, binge-watching Netflix shows, and having movie nights with her friends. She also loves food! 













ECGEdwin Cruz-Garcia

Science Teacher 

Mr.Cruz-Garcia (or C-G) was born and raised in South Jersey shortly after his parents immigrated from Mexico. He received his B.A in Neuroscience from Amherst College, MA. In school, he loves talking about science, particularly Chemistry & Brain-related topics. He also loves talking to students about college and helping them figure out the most effective ways to study. Outside of school Mr. Cruz-Garcia likes to take some time to try new things, learn all types of games, and practice music.












AEAndrew Enoe

Computer Science Teacher 

Greetings, everyone! I'm Andrew Enoe, Born and raised in Brooklyn to Grenadian and Jamaican parents. After completing a year-long technical software engineering immersive program at the Marcy Lab School, I currently teach computer science. When I'm not immersed in the world of code, you can find me at Barnes & Noble, lost in the pages of a good book. I'm also an avid traveler, exploring new places and cultures, and a bike enthusiast. In addition to my academic pursuits, I serve as the coach for the high school step team, "Against All Oddz." I’m dedicated to honing my skills to make a positive impact on the world through software engineering and education. Looking ahead, my goal is to continue inspiring and empowering young minds to think outside the box and explore new horizons. I believe that by encouraging creativity and innovation, we can shape a brighter future for all.






FasanoGianni Fasano

Science Teacher

Mr. Fasano grew up in Port Jefferson NY on Long Island where he attended high school and graduated in 2012. He chose to attend the University of Rhode Island and majored in Cell and Molecular Biology with a concentration in Biochemistry. He continued his path in science and in service by completing two years of Americorps, working as an industrial scientist, and is currently pursuing his Masters' degree in Neuroscience at St. John's University.  Mr. Fasano loves going on vacation, spending time with family, and making people laugh.












MGMark Giddings

Computer Science Teacher 

I'm Mark Giddings, a computer science educator with 2 years of coding experience. As a Marcy Lab School alumnus, my passion for technology was ignited here. Now, at MESA Charter School, I'm dedicated to inspiring the next generation of tech innovators through hands-on learning. I'm thrilled to be part of this vibrant community, nurturing students' potential in computer science.












TMTchnavia Merrick

Science Teacher

Ms. Merrick was born in Panama City, Panama but grew up in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. She attended the Georgia Institute of Technology aka Georgia Tech where she studied chemistry and chemical engineering and continued her education there to earn her master's degree in chemistry. She loves research and is extremely passionate about encouraging young women and men of color to pursue a career in STEM fields.  After a career as a chemical engineer, she continued her education at NYU earning a master's degree in chemistry education.  Ms. Merrick loves learning, especially if it relates to science or culture which explains her love for traveling. She also loves engaging in science research during the summers, exploring the outdoors and swimming.




MMMolly Mowatt

Science Teacher

Ms. Mowatt is from a small town in the Poconos where she grew up being surrounded by family. She then went on to study Secondary Education with a focus in Biology at Penn State in State College, PA. After graduation, Ms. Mowatt taught at the Milton Hershey School for one year before finding out about MESA! She recently moved to NYC and is so excited to continue exploring our community. In her spare time she loves to listen to music, cook with friends, and tend to her collection of houseplants.










HRHolly Robinson

Science Teacher

Ms. Robinson grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she earned her bachelor’s degrees in political science and chemistry from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  During a research course, Ms. Robinson made the decision to share science with students by becoming a teacher, and went on to earn her master’s in curriculum and instruction from Tennessee Technological University.  She enjoys all things chemistry, as well as hiking, reading, journaling, movies, and spending time with her family.










MTMitch Talesfore

Science Teacher 

Mr. Talesfore (or Mr. T) is from the Bay Area of California. He went to college at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, after which he moved to Southern California for two years to attend the University of Southern California. However, it did not take long for him to realize that he missed the Northeast, and needed to come back. He loves being outdoors, exploring nature and geologizing with his trusty rock hammer, but also loves video games and watching basketball (and is unfortunately a Golden State fan). Being from a family of teachers inspired him to continue the tradition and become one himself, so that he can help students to reach their educational and lifelong goals. Ask him about his cats!



CSCynthina Simon

Science Teacher 

Simon is a New York City native who attended college and graduate school here in the city. Simon graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from New York University. Simon is passionate about cultivating a learning environment where students have the space to truly own the learning process. They particularly enjoy teaching the Sciences because it develops the critical thinking skills that are necessary to navigate our constantly evolving world. Outside of the classroom, they love to read, attend sporting events (especially football, basketball, and tennis), dance, and theater performances. Simon is a foodie too!