A passion for animals is the motivation behind Miss. Stiles becoming a high school chemistry teacher. She has always loved animals and got her first pet, a rat, at age 7, which was named Julia and always had 2-3 pets in the house growing up. Miss. Stiles, decided to turn her passion into a major for college, choosing marine biology because of the strong love for her fish, Vander. Born and raised in California where she lived all her life except last year, which she spent in Jersey, before moving back to become a teacher at Galileo.