carolyn takano Class Website: Bromwell STEM Lab Hometown? Santa Rosa, California Why teaching? I have always worked with kids ever since I was a kid myself. However, I knew I wanted to become a teacher after a volunteer trip to Thailand. I spent a month there working at a school and orphanage and it was during that time that I realized the immense impact that just one person can have on the life of a child. It is my passion in life to help others discover their own passions and to pursue them. Alma Mater? I graduated from the University of California, Davis with a double major in Interior Architecture/Design and Art History. I then went on to Sonoma State University to complete my teacher preparation course which led me to receive my multiple subject teaching credential. Biggest risk you’ve taken? Most recently it was moving to Colorado. Favorite Noise? I love the sound of rain and ocean waves crashing along the shore. Favorite sport to play? I love to play so many sports, but my all time favorite is beach volleyball. Hobbies? When I’m not teaching I enjoying Hiking, Yoga/Barre, Volleyball, Cooking/Baking, Arts & Crafts, Reading and trying new things! Dream vacation destination? Honestly, I would love to travel everywhere. One dream of mine though is to visit the Colosseum in Rome.