Mrs. Acosta was raised in Los Angeles and this is her first year as a Program Leader at Equitas Academy. She attended Gertz-Ressler, a College Ready Academy, where she appreciated the positive influence her teachers had on her and her classmates. Her teachers encouraged her to go beyond high school and into college. She graduated from California State Monterey Bay in May 2017 with her bachelors in Social and Behavioral Science. While living in Central California, Mrs. Acosta found and continued working with youth through education by tutoring students, working with foster youth and creating spaces for building healthy communities with youth and the university. Mrs. Acosta would like to provide the scholars at Equitas with love, support and the confidence they need to know that all their dreams are possible no matter the circumstances. Mrs. Acosta would also like to show the students that no matter our struggles those don’t define us but shape us into the people we become. In her spare time, Mrs. Acosta loves to read comic books, hang out with her dogs and go on adventures.