Atheena Haniff-Martinez is a native to San Mateo. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a bachelor in Sociology. Atheena’s interest in teaching began in a grade school when she began offering to help out her teachers after school. While she is new to the teaching community, her enthusiasm for the work and desire to learn from the teachers and the students around her is contagious. In her free time, Atheena likes to spend time with friends, listen to music, go hiking, and travel to the beach.