Kristian Sogaard

 

Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

I was born in Denmark and lived in Europe until I was 7 (I still have Danish citizenship), when my family moved to Ridgefield, Connecticut.

What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?

One thing that I miss from Ridgefield is the hospitality; everyone is incredibly friendly and you can always go to your neighbors for help.

Where did you go to college?

I went to Amherst College, a small liberal arts college in Western Massachusetts. 

What was your favorite book in middle school?

I particularly liked reading the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan in middle school.

 

What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?

This is my first year at Hamilton Grange. I am so excited to meet all of the incredible students and can't wait to get started. I hope to get everyone I teach interested in science and open the countless doors that science has to offer! I am always excited to talk about anything science related so let me know if there is something you are interested in!

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

Outside of teaching I love to spend time outside and run. I competed in track and field competitively in high school and college. I also like playing tennis and basketball, listening to podcasts, and going to museums.

What is your favorite quote?

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” - Steve Prefontaine 

"Work Hard, Get Smart. Be Good, Change the World."