John DeSerio is from Berkeley and grew up going to Cazadero family and youth camps. He has traveled and lived around the world but is proud to call the Bay Area his home. An athlete, artist, and student, he has proud to come from such a culturally rich community and has never stopped creating and learning. After playing the Jazz Bass in the Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble and Combo, he danced professionally for seven years performing across the US and internationally. John has since then earned a BA and MA from Columbia University in New York and completed a MA in Education/ Credential through the Bay Area Teachers Training Institute at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. Currently, John is working full-time as a 4th grade elementary school teacher in the East Bay.