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Peter Loken

Northern Mariana Islands | 2016
Peter Loken has been an educator for over 11 years at Garapan Elementary School. Through class discussions, demonstrations, field trips, student projects, and guest speakers, Peter strives to bring a real-life perspective to science for his students. Peter has received several teaching awards and recognition, recently being selected as a Lowell Milken Center Fellow. He participates in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Ocean Exploration project on his home island of Saipan and is a teacher leader for mathematics and science at his school.