Kali is a Professional Learning Designer with the Professional Learning team at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. She started her teaching career in 2004 at a large comprehensive public high school in NYC. Through this experience she learned that centering students’ lived experiences was critical to creating a purposeful and joyful learning environment. She joined High Tech High in 2009 and has taught Humanities at both High Tech High North County and High Tech Middle Chula Vista.
Kali holds a Master’s degree in Education from High Tech High Graduate School of Education, a Master’s in Science of Teaching from Pace University. She is deeply inspired by bell hooks’ and designs adult learning experiences inspired with hooks’ reflection in mind “the classroom remains the most radical space of possibility,” (Teaching to Transgress, 1994). She has an appreciation for dinosaurs, unapologetically loud music, gardening, and baking, and can often be found exploring with her family.