Lisa Quintana

(HTEM) Lisa was 10 years old when she moved back to the United States after living 9 years overseas in Japan. California became her forever home and she finished her schooling in the South Bay community. Lisa first joined the High Tech team in 2012 as a youth leader for High Tech Elementary in Chula […]

Ivan De Santiago

Ivan was born and raised here in San Diego, CA. Ivan is a first generation Mexican-American, born to two Mexican immigrants from Guadalajara (mom) and Zacatecas (dad). Ivan is the third of six children, and the first in his immediate family to graduate from college. Ivan is currently attending SDSU to get his bachelor’s degree […]

Emily Usaha

Hi! My name is Emily Usaha and I am so grateful and excited to teach Environmental Chemistry at High Tech High Mesa. I grew up here in San Diego in a town called Rancho Penasquitos where I spent my days exploring the canyons and Black Mountain looking for rattlesnakes, coyotes, frogs, and all kinds of […]

Brett Peterson

Dr. Brett W. Peterson is the Founding Director of High Tech High Mesa. He served as the Director of High Tech High International for two years and The Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High for nine years. Prior to being a Director, Brett taught at HTH for five years. He currently serves as a […]

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