Nalin A. Ratnayake is a graduate of BTR Cohort X. He now teaches physics at New Mission High School in Hyde Park, Boston. He earned his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from Arizona State University and holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering with a concentration in airbreathing, rocket, and advanced propulsion from the University of Southern California. For the six years prior to joining BTR’s 10th Cohort, he was a NASA research engineer in the Mojave Desert of California. He has published 11 peer-reviewed technical papers on supersonic airbreathing propulsion, environmentally responsible aviation technologies, and advanced access-to-space systems. Outside of work, he enjoys theatre, reading, writing, running, cooking, photography, and nerding out.
Inspiration to teach:
The child of immigrants and inspired by his grand-parents (all of whom were teachers), Nalin is grateful for the doors that education opened for him. He is excited for his BTR residency in high school physics, and hopes to educate and inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers.
This is a self-aware, organic thing that fails and learns and grows,
This is the anti-injustice posse,
This is love in the face of a dark and gritty world,
This is educator special-forces,
This is a movement,
This is moral courage,
This is a family.
Favorite Thing in the World To Do:
Anything that involves absorbing new knowledge or experience or places, double points if with people I love to be with.
I can quit coffee anytime I want to, I just, um, choose not to.
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