[or] robots and monsters destroying the country, that the media portrays.”
Greenbaum (or Alia-sensei, as her students call her) is impressed with her students’ determination in the classroom. “All the students have this love for learning and thirst for knowledge, and [they] aren’t afraid to speak up, try, and even make mistakes,” she says.
An admirer of horses, Greenbaum has been riding since she was six and competes in hunter and jumper competitions as well as a form of Japanese mounted archery called Yabusame. She’s also a music lover who has performed in choir and a capella groups for most of her life.