Bianca Vega is the assistant head of school at Santa Barbara Middle School. A Santa Barbara native, she joined Teach for America in Los Angeles after college and later was awarded the Fund for Teachers fellowship and received a grant to study the habitats of manatees and dolphins in Belize. She has taught in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Thailand, Mexico and Colombia prior to moving back to California.
Vega holds a master’s degree in education from Loyola Marymount University and a bachelor’s degree in human biology with a specialty in gender issues from Standford University. In her free time, she enjoys reading, dancing, spinning and traveling.