Life of a Brave: 21 Questions With New Science Teacher, Krista Welty

by Michael Barba

The Brave family is proud to welcome new biology teacher, Ms. Krista Welty.

Photo by Robert Visty III, Photo Editor

Q: Where did you grow up?

A: Long Beach, CA.

Q: What is your ethnicity?

A: A Mix of Irish, German, Turkish and Spanish.

Q: What is your favorite meal?

A: Sushi. It’s an acquired taste, so I understand why some people don’t like it. I think the key is to mix your wasabi into the soy sauce then dip the sushi in.  If you put it on top, you can’t taste anything else.

Q: Do you have a favorite sport?

A: Football. Go Packers!

Q: Who are some of your role models and why do they inspire you?

A: Anyone who is kind to others and doesn’t give up on their goals.

Q: Do you prefer DC or Marvel?

A: Marvel. Black Panther is my favorite Marvel hero. Wonder Woman is my favorite DC hero.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do when you aren’t working?

A: Reading.

Q: What did your parents do for a living?

A: My mom was one of the first female programmers in her field.  My dad was a manager at Southern California Edison.

Q: What was school like for you when you were growing up?

A: We didn’t have phones and had to use the card catalog to find books.  Teacher’s either wrote on a chalkboard or used a light projector.  My math teacher would always spit on a tissue to fix her answers, which I thought was gross.

Q: Where did you go to high school and what were some of your favorite memories?

A: I went to Los Alamitos High School. Going to football games and having lunch with my friends were my favorite memories.

Q: What three subjects interested you the most throughout your entire schooling career?

A: History, science and photography.

Q: Did you play any sports in high school or throughout your life at all?

A: Nope. I have zero athletic coordination. 

Q: Which colleges were you considering attending while in high school?

Q: Where did you end up going to college?

A: CSULB because it was close to my house.

Q: Which school experience was more memorable for you, high school or college?

A: My lab courses in college were the most memorable. 

Q: Why did you decide to teach at Bosco?

A: It’s closer to my home than my previous job.

Q: How is Bosco treating you so far?

A: Everyone is very nice.

Q: What made you want to teach science?

A: I like doing experiments.

Q: Have you ever watched any Bill Nye “The Science Guy” videos?

A: I do like his quirky way of teaching science, but I don’t think he made videos when I was in school. There was no such thing as YouTube when I started college. I have always enjoyed science, and I had several really good professors in college that encouraged my love of science. One of the worst teachers I ever had was my Biology teacher in high school. I probably would have never majored in Biology if it wasn’t a required course in college. My college professor was a really great teacher, and I decided at that point that I could do a way better job than my high school Biology teacher.

Q: What was the most disgusting lab experiment you ever done?

A: Dissecting a sheep’s testicle. It was filled with this nasty smelling liquid, and we had to dig into it.

Q: Do you have any advice for people keen on entering the field of science?

A: Science is not about memorizing facts. It’s about asking questions and coming up with creative ideas to solve problems. 

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