Lauryn bounced around the globe only to discover that the most amazing place in the world was right where she started- San Diego! She is passionate about teaching as a means of promoting justice and equity within her community. The 2023-24 school year will be Lauryn’s fourth year teaching at High Tech High Media Arts. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Master’s in Teaching and Education from the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. Lauryn’s hobbies are traveling to new places, reading (especially Science Fiction), watching scary movies, cooking (and eating!), yoga, backpacking, and running. Her passion for travel has taken her to 68 countries on 6 continents. Having had the rare opportunity to interact with a vast diversity of people, cultures, customs, and societies has deeply informed her worldview and teaching practice.