Andrea Strobel is originally from Ventura, California. She received her bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College in international management. She received a master's degree in educational curriculum and instruction from Northcentral University. She has been teaching language arts at Mingus Union High School since 2011. She has also taught math and will be coaching the girls' soccer team. She became a teacher in order to be part of a profession that is both challenging and rewarding and to share her passion for multi-culturalism. She has been teaching for over six years now. Ms. Strobel was the mentor teacher for Ni Fenfen from Fujian, China.