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 […]

Taya Chase

Taya Chase grew up among the redwood trees in Humboldt County, northern California. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Art from San Diego State University in 2011. She worked in the San Diego Superior Courts for several years before pursuing her Teaching Credential in Mathematics from SDSU. Taya […]

Stephanie Antin

Stephanie is an LA native who spent 15 years in television news and won multiple Emmy awards. She founded her first company in 2004 and then started her own marketing company in 2016. Stephanie specializes in brand awareness and engagement through social media for schools and non-profits. Stephanie’s three children have grown up in the […]

Shawn Oluwa

My childhood was filled with a lot of traveling. Although I was born in Boston, Massachusetts, I grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Upon my elementary school career, my family, of African descent, returned to Nigeria, West Africa,where I completed elementary school, junior high, and senior high before returning back to Brooklyn, New York. In […]

Ryan Urie

Ryan is a Tenth-grade Inclusion Specialist at High Tech High Point Loma. He is a San Diego native who graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelors’s in American History. Ryan ran Cross Country and Track at Syracuse University and now coaches at Cuyamaca Community College. He has his Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction Design at […]