Ms. White is thrilled to be a part of the Equitas Academy family and to partner with the families of her scholars as they take their first steps on their journey to college! She was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California and graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. She spent many years working at top corporations such as Sun Microsystems and Levi Strauss and Co. before leaving the U.S. to live overseas in Southeast Asia. While there, she taught English to students from Kindergarten to college, with a special appointment by UNESCO, teaching to economically disadvantaged children in Vietnam. This is where her passion for teaching was ignited. She then returned to the United States to complete her teaching credential at Cal State University, Los Angeles. Shortly after completing her multiple subject credential, Ms. White spent three years teaching 1st and 2nd grade in the West Adams district of Los Angeles. Ms. White is passionate about wellness and healthy living, and for a time, managed a community supported agriculture program at an organic farm. In her free time, Ms. White loves to travel, hike, exercise, and cook healthy foods.