I’m a San Diego native who was educated at San Diego State University and the Claremont Graduate School. As a grad student I had the pleasure of living in Paris, France, where I studied the language and meet a wide variety of people. I have also taught on deployed Navy warships as a community college instructor. I currently teach 12th grade English at High Tech High Mesa and have previously taught at the Gary and Jerri Ann Jacob, High Tech High. My interests include music, reading, travel, cinema (including HBO series!), and spending leisurely Sunday mornings with the newspaper.