Deeper Learning Coach /
Luna is an energetic and innovative educator working with middle school students in Houston. Since 2017, she has utilized PBL to address academic gaps in her students at her Title I school. As a team member for PBLC, Luna draws upon her experiences both as an educator and as a former student of High Tech High to facilitate workshops and create strong, personalized curriculum.
In 2015, Luna was hired as the founding Admissions Coordinator for Portfolio School, a mixed-age, project-based school in Manhattan. During her time at Portfolio, she drew upon her experiences working in the High Tech High Graduate School of Education to connect with educators and curate meaningful, creative, and rigorous projects for her elementary school students.
Luna received her Bachelor of Arts in American Studies with a concentration in English from Columbia University, where her work focused heavily on problems of equity in education. While at Columbia, Luna utilized these passions to develop a course for high school students around educational inequity in New York City. Her education culminated in her thesis, "Life-Based Learning: Project-Based Learning as a Response to America's Failing Education System and Love of Testing." Luna's writing on project-based learning has also been published by the Buck Institute and EdWeek.