Victor De La Fuente

Victor De La Fuente is a multimedia artist, performer and arts educator. His performance work combines analog and digital forms to create plays and video art that can often blend improvisation, dance and costume. During his time as a resident artist at Space 4 Art Victor produced La Rara Noche, a queer art event series […]

Paola Capo-Garcia

Paola Capó-García is an educator and poet from San Juan, PR. She is the author of CLAP FOR ME THAT’S NOT ME (Rescue Press, 2018), selected by D.A. Powell as the winner of Rescue Press’ 2017 Black Box Poetry Prize. She earned a BS in Magazine Journalism from Syracuse University, an MA in English from […]

Jorge Cerna

My name is Jorge Cerna and I am one of the 11th Grade Humanities Teachers at HTHMA. I have been teaching now for over 5 years and I have a strong passion for helping students grow and support them to achieve the goals they have set for themselves in life. I have a wide background […]

Helen Shao

The following description of Helen Shao was written by the students of 2023 after some detailed scientific observations and logical inferences: Hellooo!!! I’m Helen Shao. I’m a former UCLA graduate. I’m (not) Jewish, have 2 daughters, Penny and Chloe. I’m famous in the Bay Area and was featured in a magazine. I like summer and […]

Trisha Ibarra

Trisha Oralie Martin Ibarra was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She spent the last eight years working as teaching artist in Chicago, IL and is excited to join the HTHMA community. Earning an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and a BA from San Diego State University, she was destined to make her way […]

Tianna Lopez

Tianna was born and raised in San Diego.She has a background in nursing and over a decade of Site Manager experience. Before moving to Seattle, Washington in 2015 to serve as founding operations manager for one of Seattle’s first Charter High Schools, she was HTMMA’s site manager and dance teacher for eight years.After supporting A […]

Timothy Ro

I am excited to be returning to HTHMA for my second year of teaching. I am originally from Garden Grove, where I was born and raised in the recently dubbed “Orange County Koreatown,” or what I personally elect to call it, “The Boulevard of the Korean American Dream.” From there, I attended the University of […]

Tina Milz

Hello there- I’m Tina. I graduated from HTHMA in 2014 and now I’m back as an Ed Specialist! I received my bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz in 2018 where I primarily focused on food systems and agricultural social justice movements. I applied this knowledge by working on the campus farm, where we […]

Steve Kirchberg

Hi, I’m Steve. I have been with the HTH schools since 2015 and have worked as an academic coach, Spanish teacher and now as an Ed Specialist. I am from San Diego and attended SDSU where I studied Spanish and psychology. In education some things that are most important to me are: elevating student voices, […]