Tina Sander is living her dreams. Based in beautiful Santa Cruz, California, she has been teaching English Composition for Cabrillo College and English as a Second Language and computer skills at the Santa Cruz Adult School since 2003. She loves the balance of helping college students develop their critical thinking and writing skills, guiding adults of all ages through the wonderful, though sometimes intimidating, world of technology, and working with non-native English speakers to develop their proficiency with both computers and the English language.
Herself an immigrant from Germany, Ms. Sander has traveled and lived in many parts of the world. Besides teaching, which she started in 1999, she jumps in the ocean to play with the waves, hops on a bike to explore the mountains, and does yoga and rock climbing to stay flexible and strong. Ms. Sander is overjoyed to be part of PolarTREC and hopes to not only share the experience with many people but also to spark their passion for exploring and learning so that they too may find and follow their dreams.