Fabiola is from the U.S. and has Mexican and Spanish heritage. She has a bachelor’s degree is in Psychology from the University of Houston and a Masters degree is in Counseling from Regis University in Colorado. Fabiola has worked in the field of social work, private practice, and school counseling during her career and has found this work incredibly rewarding. She has lived in the U.S., Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and Myanmar. Fabiola’s approach in the classroom is student-centered and focuses on building students’ social emotional skills and resilency. She cares deeply for students and sees each one as unique, capable, individuals with many strengths that sometimes need to be elicited by caring, responsive teachers. She also believes collaboration with fellow teachers is a benefit for all. Fabiola is joined in Hanoi by her husband of 28 years. They have two wonderful adult children, Isabella- 23 and Karsten -21. Fabiola enjoys hikes, bike rides, and long walks–preferably with some nature in sight. She enjoys creative writing, participating in choir and staff plays as well.