Hi! I'm Cena. I'm a graduate of Oberlin College, where I received a BA in English Literature and Comparative American Studies, with a heavy (extracurricular) concentration in music and audio engineering. I'm a New York native and attended Bard High School Early College, where I fell in love with spending a great deal of time writing and thinking about books. I've previously interned at a literary agency, where I read manuscripts all day and wrote reader's reports, and spent my pre-COVID post-graduate time working as a live sound engineer at a number of music venues around New York City.
I'm very passionate about writing, literature, and music -- I love teaching these subjects, and helping students identify with their work in a way that develops personal investment. These areas have proved (and still are) completely foundational to coming into my personhood, and I'm deeply invested in evoking the same in my students.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Oberlin College - Bachelor in Arts, English
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1500
SAT Verbal: 740
SAT Writing: 790
Reading, self-educating, writing music with my band, audio engineering, and woodworking!
6th Grade AP Language Composition
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
Elementary School English
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Logic Pro Software
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
PC Basic Computer Skills
Technology and Coding