Kristin Faulkner is originally from Buckeye, AZ. She earned an associate’s degree in general science from Estrella Mountain Community College, a bachelor’s degree in biology from Northern Arizona University, and a post-baccalaureate in secondary education from Rio Salado College. Ms. Faulkner began her career teaching 8th grade science in the Littleton Elementary School District and is currently a teacher at Tonopah Valley High School, where she teaches a variety of subjects including biology, forensics, and art. In addition to teaching, she is also the adviser for the Anime Club. Ms. Faulkner has been teaching for 10 years and has been at Tonopah Valley High School for the past 5 years. She will be the mentor teacher to Wang Zhenglin from Chengdu, China.