My name is Houston Wilson and I grew up in the Coachella Valley where I attended a Jesuit high school. Inspired by this Ignatian education to "go forth and set the world on fire", I studied political science and film at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA hoping to change the world. After graduating from Pepperdine, I spent two years in the University of Notre Dame's ACE Teaching Fellows program where I taught full-time in Oklahoma City while pursuing a Master's degree in education. In this two year program, I found a passion for teaching and a desire to continue serving within Catholic schools. As a native Californian, I knew that I wanted to move back to the Los Angeles area after my time in Oklahoma. So, I found my way to St. Monica!
Outside of teaching, I have several hobbies and passions. I picked up road cycling during the spring quarantine of 2020 and it has become a huge part of my life. I spend anywhere from 12-20 hours a week riding my bike to and from school as well as exploring the Santa Monica Mountains. In addition to commuting and riding for fun, I also race my bike competitively at events throughout Southern California. If I'm not at school, I will probably be on my bike. Aside from road cycling, I also love watching movies, listening to music, going to concerts, and trying out new recipes.
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