I am Kathy Griffis and you will find me teaching biology by day and designing rockets and robots by night! I have taught Biology and AP Biology more times than can be counted on fingers and toes, and I still absolutely love every minute of it. I find nothing more rewarding than helping students achieve their goals and follow their passions. Bruin blue and gold runs through my veins - I received a BA and Ph.D. from UCLA and even taught there for a few years. I enjoy being out in nature to hike or cycle to the top of a mountain or to dive deep into the ocean, but I enjoy being in the classroom most of all.