Chelsea Culbert teaches science and coaches soccer and cross country at Alliance Smidt Tech, a public charter school in Los Angeles where she has proudly worked since her Teach For America placement there more than five years ago. In 2019, she was a finalist for Teacher of the Year in the Alliance College-Ready Public Schools network. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBJmJrlxGq0 Chelsea Culbert is a proud product of New York City public schools where she graduated with her International Baccalaureate diploma. She went off to attain her B.A. in chemistry with concentrations in Public Health and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies at New York University. While at NYU, she started a chapter of “Strive for College,” a nonprofit organization that connects college students as mentors to assist high schoolers throughout the college application and financial aid processes. Immediately after graduation, Chelsea pursued her teaching career with Teach For America in Los Angeles. While teaching, Chelsea completed her master’s degree in urban education at Loyola Marymount University. Chelsea is currently teaching at her Teach For America placement school in Lincoln Heights where she serves as department instructional lead and instructional leadership team member.