Ismael (Ish) has loved reading for as long as he can remember. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in English and enjoys imparting his love of stories to every student that comes into his class. Whether he is teaching the classics or contemporary texts, Ish tries to weave pop culture and/or current examples to help his students better understand the material. Ish is also a native Spanish speaker, and his Spanish classes explore the culture of Latin America while also practicing Spanish pronunciation and grammar. Ish is currently the English Department Head at Fusion South Bay.
When he is not in the classroom or grading essays, Ish is cooking, crafting, making progress on his to-be-read list, or exploring different hiking spots around Los Angeles.