Zena Tarasena worked as an ESL teacher and coordinator for over 10 years in Thailand. She has an M.A in Early Childhood Special Education and an Education Specialist Instruction Credential from San Francisco State University. She has been working in special day classrooms for the past seven years, and when joining Gatepath’s Learning Links Preschool she worked as an Associate Teacher in the Butterflies inclusion classroom. She is now the lead teacher in the Leapfrogs Special Day class at Learning Links. Her primary focus is supporting young children at risk of or diagnosed with special needs and their families.