Dr. Dijanna Figueroa came to St. Matthews in 2014. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Marine Biology from University of California, Los Angeles and a PhD in Marine Science from University of California, Santa Barbara. Her work as a deep sea marine scientist and educator has been featured in various science documentaries, nature programs, and publications. She loves science and enjoys combining science with engineering, art and design. She has over 10 years of experience teaching science, engineering and STEAM in K-8 schools throughout greater Los Angeles. She is very excited to join the middle school science team at St. Matthews and help prepare students for the science and technological discoveries of the future.