Hello! I am a traveler, Stranger Things fan, and sticker collector, and much more. My name is Christina Payne and I am really looking forward to this upcoming school year as an 11th Grade Biology teacher at HTHCV. Now that I look back on my high school years, I remember all the opportunities I had to travel for tennis tournaments, photography, and music festivals. I grew up traveling as a kid and I still have the traveling bug. I hope to provide my students with amazing experiences along with the skills they need once they graduate High Tech High CV.
After high school, I attended San Diego State University where I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Biology & minor in Chemistry; then, finished my teaching credential while working in a cardiovascular research lab and had the opportunity to work on a cancer research grant.
I am excited to see projects come to life and to blend my passions related to science and art.