Alejandro Enrique Garrido Iribarren
The Giant School at Antofagasta, Chile
Who I am and what I do
Hi, I am Alejandro Enrique Garrido Iribarren, I am a professor of biology
in “The Giant School" at Antofagasta, This is my second year
of teaching, and I teach classes from elementary to high school students.
I like to travel in my free time.
Areas of expertise
I don’t really consider myself a specialist in anything, however
one of the topics that I feel motivated by is evolution and the physiology
of ecosystems and all the relationships that exist between the species.
I’m eager to know more about the pre-Columbian cultures and the
flora and fauna of my region. Finally I always keep myself updated in
How I first became interested in this profession
I studied in a traditional catholic school, one of those where they
are known for being very strict. It did not go very well for me, but
for some reason Biology was something that came easy for me, and I understood
it easily without stressing to me too much. So I had to study something
related to Biology. That is why I decided to study for to become a Biology
My education and training
I did my elementary, high school and university studies in Antofagasta:
elementary in the public education system, high school in the catholic
private school, and advanced studies in the University of Antofagasta
where I studied “biology pedagogy and science.” I also studied
further educational and biological topics, amateur astronomy courses
and environmental education.
What I like about my job
Teaching is invaluable to me; I find it easy and enjoy talking with
my students about all kinds of things.
What I don't like about my job
Several aspects: The educational system is limited by the resources,
administrative paperwork, and being locked up in 4 walls giving out
information. I would rather be in the desert or on the coast of my city
teaching the classes the way I like.
My advice to anyone interested in this occupation
My interests in evolution, as well as the biodiversity that exists in
my region, make me want give my students all the knowledge I can. My
dream, which could be possible in the not too distant future, is to
go on a long excursion to get to know my region with my students and
to be able to remove them from the ignorance that they have of their