BioOne of my favorite places to be is in Vietnam. Visiting the country, talking with the people, and savoring the food makes me feel like a child experiencing the world for the first time. I always discover something new. When I teach, I hope to give students the same exhilarating experience of finding out something new and being excited about it. I am a teacher of color and a product of public schools in Seattle and Shoreline. I enjoy teaching in a diverse school setting because it provides many different ways to see things and approach or solve problems. A few fun things about me: I am a new mom of a 3 month old 1/4 black, 1/4 white, 1/2 Vietnamese baby boy named Viet. I like reading dystopian fantasy. I use to play the saxophone and am currently practicing the guitar. I live in Columbia City. And I'm vegetarian.