Mila Obnial has accomplished a lot throughout her career, from electrical engineering to teaching dual enrollment mathematics.
“My education includes two master’s, one in business administration and one in mathematics teaching, as well as a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering,” Obnial said.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Obnial was determined to pursue a promising career, so she came to the United States. She studied at UTPA, now known as the University of The Rio Grande Valley, UTRGV, and earned multiple degrees through the years.
“For ten years after I graduated with my bachelor’s degree, I worked as an engineer during the daytime while I passionately taught Mathematics at the College of Engineering in the evenings and weekends,” Obnial said.
Over the years, Obnial realized she was much more passionate about teaching Mathematics than being an electrical engineer. So, she decided to go back to school and get her master’s degree to become a teacher.
“Once I graduated with my master’s, I began to work with La Joya ISD in 2006 and became a Dual enrollment teacher for South Texas College at Jimmy Carter in 2011,” Obnial said.
Since then, Obnial has been a proud RedWolf teacher at JCECHS and continues to teach her students.