Chia teaches Drawing, Advanced Studio Art & AP Art. She is an alumnus of both the Upper and Lower campuses. Her mother taught Art at Ojai Valley School for more than 30 years, and Chia has followed in her footsteps, serving today as the Drawing, Advanced Studio Art and AP Art teacher. For six years she was also the head of the Upper Campus girl’s dorm, but recently took a break to become certified as a crime and intelligence analyst with the California Department of Justice. She returned to Ojai Valley School in 2014.
Chia received her degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Art from Long Island University Global College, where she studied art in New York, Costa Rica, Panama and Japan. After receiving her degree, she taught English and worked as an American representative in Japan.