Drew Bueno-Potts is originally from New Orleans and encourages students in his classroom to ask questions, think critically about their environment and community and gain a greater understanding of the world around them using inquiry, discussion, and field research. He has taught in multiple schools in Southern California including Azusa, Redondo Beach, Cerritos (middle school), Ontario, Corona-Norco, and Huntington Beach and currently serves as the co-chair of the Science Department at Ocean View High School. Currently, Drew is exploring equity and equality in his classrooms utilizing his work in the Hollyhock program. He holds a Master of Arts, Education from Claremont Graduate University, a MBA, Global Business from the University of Redlands, and a Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science from the University of California, Riverside. He holds credentials in Biology, GeoScience, Health Science, and Business and once taught Algebra in middle school. In addition, Drew utilizes his experiences conducting marine biology research in the Turks & Caicos Islands, as well as his Fulbright Fellowship experiences in Vietnam and India, to engage and connect with his students. He is the primary biology teacher of English Language Learners and enjoys the challenges and rewards of teaching science to English Language Learners. Many of his EL students join his AP Environmental Science class in their junior or senior year as a result of connections and engagement. Several students from APES have gone on to promote environmental awareness in their communities and engage those communities in environmental activism, as well as careers in science. Drew enjoys photography, the beach, cycling, hiking, reading, and traveling. He is an avid fan of the LA Galaxy soccer team.