Work Phone: 860-945-7838
Year Appointed: 2009
Ozzie Parente graduated from Wesleyan University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and biochemistry. At Wesleyan, Ozzie was a four-year letter winner and captain of the varsity soccer team. During both his junior and senior years, Ozzie earned Academic All-NESCAC honors, as well as Second Team Academic All-American honors. Ozzie also served as a physics teaching assistant at Wesleyan University. Before attending Wesleyan, Ozzie graduated from Hopkins School in New Haven, Connecticut. Prior to coming to Taft in the Fall of 2009, Ozzie worked on two separate research projects at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. At Yale, he participated in a research project to investigate the biomarkers of dietary calcium insufficiency in inner city infants. At Massachusetts General Hospital, Ozzie worked with a team to investigate the diagnostic capability of various antibodies present in blood samples from patients who were suffering from several types of kidney disease. Ozzie has also taught chemistry and algebra at The Taft Summer School and has served as a dormitory head during the summer school. Currently, Ozzie is pursuing a master's degree in science education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and he will graduate from this program in May 2014. Ozzie teaches chemistry and serves as a dormitory head on HDT3. After four years of serving as the boys' varsity soccer assistant coach, Ozzie is now the head coach of that team, and he is also the head coach of the boys' thirds basketball team.