Mx. Vee Dries
Mx. Vee was born and raised in Sacramento, and lived there until 2016, when they moved to Long Beach to attend CSULB. Mx. Vee completed a Bachelor's in English Education, and was recently accepted into the Single Subject Teaching Credential Program in English Education at CSULB. In addition, they hold their substitute credentials, and sub at IVA often.
Mx. Vee gained experience working with students while holding a position as an office assistant and tutor at Folsom Lake Community College. They were also a tutor at CSULB for a pilot program for college students. While in college, one of the poems that they wrote, along with a digital art illustration, were published in a literary magazine. They were also selected for CHESS (California Higher Education Student Summit), a summit to equip individuals to lobby in Sacramento for changes to the Cal State Program's tuition regulations and requirements.
“I appreciate that IVA invites students to think about perspectives that challenge their own. I appreciate other perspectives and enjoy cultivating that same open-mindedness with students. I attended a charter school, and appreciate an alternative to the traditional school system. My initial and continual desire to pursue education is to relate to the students that find school challenging and may struggle, because of my educational experience being similar."