Nina Portugal is in her third year at Life Academy of Health and Bioscience and fifth year with Oakland Unified School District. Prior to Oakland, Nina taught English at a bilingual high school in the South of Spain and at a Charter School in South Chicago. Nina spent her first two years in Oakland, focusing specifically on Long-Term English Learners and English Language Development. She then moved to Life Academy to teach ninth grade Humanities. When she's not teaching or thinking about her students, Nina is finding her center as a yoga teacher at Left Coast Power Yoga in Oakland.