Dr. Moya M Mazorow at Glamis on her Banshi
If you visit my office or talk to me long you will realize that I am not your ordinary Math teacher.
I attended Canoga Park High School in the San Fernando Valley. In high school I primarily took AP classes and some night classes at Los Angeles Pierce Junior College. I went to CSUN because it was cheap and close. I majored in biology, chemistry, physics, economics, etc. Sounds familiar doesn't it? I finally settled on a degree in Math because my counselor pointed out that I had all my units completed in a math degree with a science option.
Because I was too scared and too lazy to actually work for a living I applied to graduate school. I ended up at Caltech. I hated it. Everyone was so smart. My first day there one professor told me I would never make it. Most students there wanted to answer some famous math question or solve some neat math puzzle. When I was working on my masters courses I discovered that I didn't especially like research, but I found that I loved to teach. I was going to quit school with my masters, but I wanted to prove that professor wrong who said I wouldn't make it. So I toughed it out for four more years just to say that I did it.
In 1991 I started my own business selling special order glassware for laboratories. In 1992 I started teaching at SMC.
I ride the Banshi and a Honda 200XR. For my birthday my husband got me a new KLX 300. In my spare time I ride motorcycles, race jet skis, and water ski.
I live in the country on 6 acres with my husband, two girls, a dog, and two cats.
Update as of July 2003:
My business has expanded and I now sell laboratory equipment with my territory being the Western United States. I also sell lighting kits to make dirt bikes street legal.
I sold my KLX 300 and am riding a KTM 400. It is an awesome bike.