San Francisco State University alumna Mia Newman (Hiles) (B.S., ’12; M.A. ‘17) is an author on a paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres titled, “Ozone design values in Southern California's air basins: temporal evolution and U.S. background contribution.” She did this research during a summer research internship with NOAA through the CSU STEM Teachers as Researchers (STAR) Program. Newman graduated with a B.S. in Zoology and a Life Science teaching credential, and was a CSME Teacher fellow and a recipient of the NSF Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship. She also completed her MA in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Science Education. Her field study, "The Impact of Direct Instruction on Middle School Students' Abilities to Engage in Scientific Argumentation," was recognized for Distinguished Achievement at the 2017 SF State Graduate Recognition Ceremony. Mia is currently in her fourth year teaching science at Ralston Middle School in Belmont, CA.