First Name

Khamphet

Last Name

Pease

Bio

Khamphet Pease teaches STEAM electives (Project Lead the Way’s Gateway to technology including modules such as 3D Design and Modeling, Automation and Robotics, and Computer Science for Makers and Innovators) at Wilson Middle School and has advised the Wilson Robotics Team since 2012 ("Go Tigerbots!"). Once a student at Wilson Middle School herself, Khamphet has a strong desire to empower students from all walks of life to pursue careers in science and technology. Khamphet has a particular interest in bolstering technology careers for young women, which led to her creating independent boys and girls robotics teams at Wilson from 2013-2015 and starting a Girls Who Code program at Wilson in 2017. Khamphet has been a volunteer teacher for the League of Amazing Programmers (formerly Wintriss Technical Schools) since 2013 and continues to influence students to take up computer science as a career option. Khamphet graduated from UCSD with a B.S. in Biology and received her Masters in Education from the University of San Diego. She participated as a Noyce Master Teaching Fellow in Mathematics at San Diego State University from 2013-2018 and was voted San Diego County Teacher of the Year in 2015. Khamphet participates in the STEM Advisory Committee for the San Diego Rotary and serves as a Rotary advisor to promote STEM education in the Hoover cluster of the San Diego City School district. Khamphet lives in San Diego with her husband (Jeff), son (Charlie) and two dogs (Panko and Bok Choy).