Esther graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Pomona College, where she researched the effects of student-centered pedagogy for low-income minority students. She taught weekly creative writing workshops to primary school students to help strengthen their English and language arts skills. She was a co-founder of an arts and writing summer program for low-income secondary school students, fundraising and securing grants, such as the Davis Projects for Peace Award. After graduating, she received a Fulbright grant as an English Teaching Assistant at the Macao Polytechnic Institute, where she co-taught English courses and worked with students to start a multilingual literary magazine. At Capstone, she hopes to develop her skills as an educator and continue working with youth to express themselves passionately and effectively.