Metta Prieto was born and raised on the island of O'ahu in the state of Hawaii, and grew up attending the Honolulu Waldorf School and dreaming of the 27 things she wanted to become. Pursuing her education post High School took her Eastward across the US, as she studied Psychology as an undergrad in the state of Utah, and then landed in North Carolina for the Masters in Social Work program at UNC Chapel Hill. Newly married at the time, she and her partner Marcos decided that "anyone can live anywhere for two years", which made them feel better about moving to a part of the country where neither of them had previously stepped foot. Ten years later, they are still living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and have a small family of their own. Two of their children attend Emerson Waldorf School, and the third is a year old, and a future scholar. Ms. Prieto teaches both the Coming of Age Program (to 5th through 8th graders) as well as co-teaching the High School Health, Wellness, and Sexuality Program. She can't think of anything more exciting or more important than supporting parents, and guiding young people in the pursuit of healthy physical, emotional, mental, and sexual development!