Yanet Cast is originally from Venezuela. She received her bachelor's degree in foreign languages at the University of Carabobo in Valencia, Venezuela, and in 2014, she also received a master's degree in school administration from Gardner Webb University in North Carolina. Ms. Cast is currently working for Wayne County Public Schools in Goldsboro, North Carolina as an elementary school ESL teacher, a position she has held since 2001. She also teaches adult students English at the Wayne Community College and has worked as an online Spanish teacher for NCVPS. She became a teacher to inspire students to take an interest in learning foreign languages and wanted to organize and manage curiculum and cultural events for the community; she has now been teaching for 22 years. Ms. Cast is the mentor teacher to Shen Wei from Taipei City, Taiwan.