One of the key values I want to impart on my students is that each and every one of them is a scientist, who is fully capable of ‘doing science.’ I want every student to feel that they have a science identity, which is something that I didn’t feel throughout my own high school experience.”

Sesha’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Biology

“In my senior year of high school, I took an incredible biotechnology class that allowed me to delve into science in a meaningful way. Even today, I remember the activities we did, everything from extracting strawberry DNA to learning how to 3D print. This drew my interest back toward biology. My human biology core classes at Stanford covered a broad array of biology concepts that confirmed my interest in teaching biology.”

Professional Experience

Sesha worked with Seeds of Hope, an organization based in Huaraz, Peru, as a tutor and a teacher of math, English, history and science. As a summer instructor with EXPLO, she led and taught a medical careers class to incoming ninth-grade students. Additionally, Sesha worked for Stanford University as a climbing wall instructor while completing her master’s degree in education.

Sesha will begin her first year of teaching at Travis High School during the 2021–2022 school year. 

Volunteer Experience

Sesha is passionate about volunteering with Mobile Loaves and Fishes, an organization that makes food for and delivers food to homeless individuals in Austin, Texas.  


In her spare time, Sesha enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, rock climbing, and hanging out with good friends. 

Academic Background

  • Stanford University (Bachelor of Science in Human Biology)
  • Stanford University (Master of Arts in Education)