Hello! My name is Ms. Marlena. I was born in China and lived there for a few years and then moved to Luxembourg, where I mostly grew up and went to an international school. I finished high school in San Diego and then went to college for my Bachelor’s degree at CSU Chico. I studied abroad for a semester in Costa Rica and loved it. I got my teaching credential through High Tech High’s Graduate School of Education and am pursuing my Master’s degree. I was an academic coach and a student teacher at HTeM before becoming a 3rd grade teacher. In my free time I enjoy surfing, yoga, being outside, cooking, reading, and traveling!