Hello there- I’m Tina. I graduated from HTHMA in 2014 and now I’m back as an Ed Specialist! I received my bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz in 2018 where I primarily focused on food systems and agricultural social justice movements. I applied this knowledge by working on the campus farm, where we practiced sustainable organic farming techniques. I discovered my love of teaching at UC Santa Cruz while working as an undergraduate teacher’s assistant for the Sociology department, where I designed my own lessons to supplement upper and lower division sociological theory courses. I found myself using collaborative techniques that my teachers at HTHMA used because they were not only the most effective, but the most enjoyable. I strongly believe that educators have a lot to learn from their students. I look forward to supporting HTHMA students as an ed specialist both academically and personally. They have the incredible opportunity to attend this school and I want to make sure that they experience it it to the fullest! Outside of school, you can find me cooking, hiking, painting, or playing with my cat Goji. See you in class! 🙂

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