Loren Steele

Education: East Texas Baptist University – B.S.; Queens College – M.S.

Loren Steele is a science teacher at York Prep. He grew up in Belleville Illinois, just minutes away from the Mighty Mississippi River and the Gateway to the West, the St. Louis Arch, but earned his B.S. in Biology from East Texas Baptist University. Over the next 4 years he worked in medical research at Washington University in St. Louis, focused on lipid metabolism, and auto-immune disorders. At that time he moved to New York, and continued research at Columbia University on SIDS and Cystic Fibrosis. When his lab group moved to Yale, he decided to stay in NYC, and conducted research on opiate receptors at Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Center. Deciding that he was more of a people person, Mr. Steele made a change to teaching high school science, and completed his M.S. in Secondary Education Biology at Queens College. He caught the travel bug long ago, and has spent the last 20 summers in Europe, mostly in the Languedoc Roussillon and Midi-Pyrenees regions of France with his wife and daughter. Other hobbies Mr. Steele enjoys are cooking, hiking and SCUBA.