Jeni was raised in San Jose, CA and graduated from Santa Clara University earning a Bachelor of Arts in English. At Stanford University Jeni earned a Master of Arts in Education. Jeni enjoys building rapport with students and their families and using the classroom as an equitable space to celebrate culture and identity. She never forgets the most valuable lesson she learned from reading Mike Rose: “Students will rise to the bar you set for them.” Her hobbies are simple: read new, exciting literature and play with her adorable rescue dogs, Leroy and Luna. She loves trying new foods and enjoys camping and being outdoors near the ocean. She is excited to be back in my home state and is especially excited to meet the team at OLP and collaborating with students and teachers.