Teachers should be seen as professionals who patiently challenge and personally support students to realize their own potential. ”

Dominic’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Biology

“Through studying Molecular Biology at UCLA, I began to realize how deeply connected biological concepts are and I was awestruck at the universe that exists at the microscopic level.”

Professional Experience

As a student at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dominic engaged in a teaching fellowship where he learned how to create engaging Socratic seminar discussions around classroom material and had ample opportunities to lead Socratic seminars with students.

Dominic began his teaching career at Downtown Magnets High School during the 2017–2018 school year.


Dominic enjoys watching the LA Kings play hockey with his wife.

Academic Background

  • University of California, Los Angeles (Master of Education)
  • University of California, Los Angeles  (Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology)