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The Tampa Humanist Association, Inc. (THA) brings together humanists, freethinkers, atheists, agnostics and non-theists of all stripes toward the cause of progressive social change. We are a Chartered chapter of the American Humanist Association, headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Bertha Vazquez
has been teaching middle school science in Miami-Dade County Public Schools for 33 years. A seasoned traveler who has visited all seven continents, she enjoys introducing the world of nature and science to young, eager minds. An educator with National Board Certification, she is the recipient of several national and local honors, including the 2014 Samsung’s $150,000 Solve For Tomorrow Contest and The Charles C. Bartlett National Excellence in Environmental Award in 2009. She was Miami-Dade County Public School’s Science Teacher of the Year in 1997, 2008, and 2017. She was also the 2017 winner of the National Association of Biology Teachers Evolution Education Award. Bertha has been the director of The Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science, a project of Center for Inquiry, since 2015 and published her first book, On Teaching Evolution. in December of 2021.

In her spare time, Bertha is an avid tennis player and bashful ukulele player. She lives in Miami, FL with her husband, son, and two dogs.

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50 Big Ideas Every Christian Should Understand | 2-Minute Christianity

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