Degrees and Certifications:

Resource Specialist CCPA since 2017 Princeton University

Divya Farias

Ms. Farias is a teacher because she loves learning alongside young people and pushing them to become engaged, empathetic people who can think critically about the world around them. This year, she is co-teaching 9th grade English and Biology, as well as Reading Intervention.

Ms. Farias grew up mostly in northern New Jersey and graduated from Princeton University in 2015 with a BA in Anthropology and certificates in Environmental Studies and Teacher Preparation. Although she is very sad to live so far away from her family, she is very happy to be in Oakland, a place where people are creative and resilient and the sun is usually shining.

In addition to her career as a teacher, Ms. Farias is also a saxophonist, violinist, DJ, and music producer.