Ms Surquia leads the science department at AFCHS. She started with AFCS in April 2019. She received her BS in marine biology from CSU Long Beach in 2007. Before becoming a teacher, she worked as a field biologist, riding helicopters to remote places to collect samples and relocate animals. She also worked for LA unified for a few years. She has a 2 year old daughter who she spends most her time with. When she has free time, she enjoys surfing. Her surfing has taken her solo to over 20 countries for extended periods of time. She enjoys serving AFHCS because the kids are great to work with and it is the most rewarding job she has ever had.