Mary Diaz graduated from California State University, Northridge, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Science with the options of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. She had the privilege of homeschooling two of her three children, who participated in Biola Youth Academics. She has a passion for teaching and thrives when teaching science, health and math.

Mary was an original advisory board member of Star Academics, and has been an instructor since 1996. She enjoys reading, knitting, sewing, hiking and traveling, yet most importantly, being Grandma to Ben and Owen!


  • Biology (with Lab) at La Mirada, Calif.
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