Sophia Oller

Sophie is a chemistry teacher at High Tech High International. She graduated from UCSD with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry as well as minors in French, Theatre, and Education. She’s taught in the San Diego area since 2011 and received her teaching credential and Master of Education from UCSD. Sophie’s love of exploration has […]

Samantha Carrick

Sam is an educator, scholar, writer, and semi-proud Inland Empire dirt person. She loves learning about native plants, meeting new animal friends, and crafting– though her handiwork wouldn’t win any awards. Talk to her about old movies, celebrity gossip, and weird trivia, and you’ll be friends for life. She has her BA in English from […]

Rachel Nichols

Rachel Nichols is from Bloomington, Indiana. Like most Hoosiers, she loves to watch and play basketball. If given the opportunity, she will try to convince you that basketball is the greatest game ever invented . Ms. Nichols moved to San Diego in the fall of 2008. Ms. Nichols did her undergraduate work at Indiana University […]

Kristin Elia

Aloha! I’m a relatively new transplant from Hilo, Hawaii. My psychology history began as a senior in high school, where I became so interested in learning about “why people do what they do,” I took Psych in the fall and AP Psych in the spring, and knew it would become my future. I received my […]

Kyler Vaughn

Kyler was born and raised in a small town in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California and moved to San Diego to attend college and pursue a career as an educator. As is natural for someone who grew up in a rural area, he loves to be outside (camping, hiking, and climbing). In his […]

Karen Lowe

Karen grew up on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. She spent winters skiing everyday and summers hanging out at the lake or hiking in the mountains. At 22, Karen decided that it was time to find a real career so she enlisted in the Navy as an Electronics Technician. The Navy brought her to San […]