High School Humanities Teacher
BA, Literature and Creative Writing, University of California Santa Barbara
Foundation Studies, Center for Anthroposophy
Waldorf High School Teaching Certificate, English, Center for Anthroposophy
Liva grew up in Sacramento, California, where she graduated from the Sacramento Waldorf School. During a gap year from college, she volunteered as a coworker in a Camphill community, where she first began to realize that she might want to become a Waldorf teacher. Liva dove deeply into the study of literature and creative writing at UC Santa Barbara, and also spent a semester abroad, studying German and political science in Berlin. Following her graduation, she taught English in southern Austria through the Fulbright Program, exchanging her knowledge of German for a facility with the Austrian dialect.
Prior to joining the WWS faculty, Liva completed a high school humanities teaching apprenticeship at the Maine Coast Waldorf School, and previously taught high school humanities at the Sacramento Waldorf School and the Haleakala Waldorf High School on Maui. While completing her Foundation Studies through the Center for Anthroposophy, Liva was a part of the residential life faculty at High Mowing School. When she has spare time, Liva enjoys running half marathons, knitting (mostly baby hats), reading about new ideas, exploring eurythmy, making art, and being the adoring aunt of two little nephews.