Del Mar High School
San Jose, California
Earth Science and Physics
Why Earth Science and Physics
“I have a background in geology and engineering, and this allows me to teach from my experiences. I enjoy the science and engineering practices of asking questions, constructing explanations, developing models, and problem solving.”
Cierra volunteered with Engineers without Borders on a water accessibility project in El Salvador. She traveled to El Salvador to help implement a system, and oversaw future groups of travelers.
For two years, Cierra worked as a staff geotechnical engineer at Engeo Inc. In this role, she coordinated and performed geotechnical investigation and analysis for development projects. Additionally, Cierra prepared reports addressing geologic and environmental hazards, and collaborated with interdisciplinary teams of engineers to communicate findings to clients and public officials.
Cierra enjoys yoga, mountain biking, windsurfing, beach volleyball, trapeze, cross country skiing and rowing.
- Stanford University (Master of Arts in Education)
- University of California, Berkeley (Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering)
- Oregon State University (Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering)