Lina Chambers is passionate about empowering young people by creating learning environments that respect the values and needs of the individual learner in order to develop empathy and an interest in community. She graduated from Boise State University with a B.A. in theatre arts in 2011. Chambers was an actor and educator for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival where she taught acting classes for all ages, including the Apprentice Program, an intensive Shakespeare training program for dedicated high schoolers. She was a featured actor and workshop leader in two of the festival’s educational tours: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and H.G. Wells: The Science of Fiction. After moving to Chicago, Illinois, Chambers taught preschool for Bubbles Academy, an early childhood enrichment center with a focus in arts integration and play based curriculum. As part of the Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities family, Chambers is thrilled to synthesize her passion for TYA with her interest in arts integrated curriculum.