Kalle has been teaching at High Tech High since January 2016. She made her way to teaching when she realized the most rewarding and enjoyable aspects of her previous work environments was working with and teaching teenagers. Kalle brings with her a rich multi-disciplinary background which includes nearly eight-years in the event planning industry proceeded by four years of research and work in aquariums, as a scientific diver, SCUBA instructor and grad student.
Kalle received her B.A. from the University of Washington School of Architecture and Urban Planning with a Major in Community, Environment and Planning and Minors in History and Finnish Language. She returned to school to receive an Certificate in Aquarium Science from the Oregon Coast Community College and received her M.S. from the University of Guam in Environmental Science.
In addition to working at High Tech High, Kalle continues her post graduate research designing and conducting environmental monitoring processes for submerged cultural heritage sites.
Check out her research: papers, courses, presentations and outreach HERE.
When she is not working, she can be found (often outside somewhere) with her family, friends, pets and enjoys SCUBA, surf, travel, gardening, cooking and eating, as well as volunteering for the Best Day Foundation.