Natalie Zanzucchi-Washington

Natalie was born and raised in Flagstaff, Arizona and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2007 with bachelor’s degrees in both English and Spanish. She began her teaching career with Teach For America in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she taught high school English for four years. Natalie returned to San Diego to pursue […]

Paola Capo-Garcia

Paola Capó-García is an educator and poet from San Juan, PR. She is the author of CLAP FOR ME THAT’S NOT ME (Rescue Press, 2018), selected by D.A. Powell as the winner of Rescue Press’ 2017 Black Box Poetry Prize. She earned a BS in Magazine Journalism from Syracuse University, an MA in English from […]

Trisha Ibarra

Trisha Oralie Martin Ibarra was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She spent the last eight years working as teaching artist in Chicago, IL and is excited to join the HTHMA community. Earning an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and a BA from San Diego State University, she was destined to make her way […]

Tara Samuels

Tara grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area before pursuing a degree in Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Here her love of the outdoors grew exponentially. When she wasn’t in a lecture hall, bio lab, or out on the trails, you could find her perched under a tree watching […]

Sarah Strong

Sarah Strong loves middle schoolers! She taught 6th grade math/science for six years, grades 9-12 math for eight more years at the High School and just recently returned to be the interim director at HTM. She also works for the High Tech High Graduate School of Education, teaching Math Methods and Advanced Math Pedagogy courses […]

Philip Estrada

I’ve been at High Tech High since fall 2016. After having a great experience volunteering as a math and science tutor I began pursuing a credential and eventually became a Physics and Engineering teacher at HTHMA where I get to use all sorts of great tools and make interesting things. Outside of school, I like […]

Mele Sato

Mathematics and growing up in Hawai’i have always shaped and informed how I interact with the world. The desire to connect with others through mathematics brought me to High Tech High Media Arts, where I have been teaching for the past 14 years. I approach learning mathematics with my students by looking at local and […]