Talena was born and raised in Texas. After earning her BBA in Finance at the University of Texas at Austin and her MBA from the University of St. Thomas, she worked for several years in Finance before realizing her passion lay in teaching Mathematics to young minds, hoping to instill the same love for numbers that she has. She started her teaching career in Houston before moving overseas to teach math in Kuwait, South Korea, and Guam in addition to here in San Diego, CA. While in South Korea, she met her husband, who is active duty US Navy, which has led to the relocation to San Diego twice now. They’re very happy to be back again! While overseas, she also earned her Masters in Education with a focus on Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction. She is delighted to bring her experience and love of math to San Diego French-American School. In her free time, Talena loves to play board games, go to trivia nights, and watch all things Star Trek and Harry Potter.