Christiana Phillips grew up in a military family as only child. She went to Ellison High School in Kileen Texas. She knows the value of hard work where she made the Stephen F Austin State women’s basketball team as a walk on. She graduated with a bachelors in History and attained a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Education from the University of Phoenix. She currently teaches and coach at John Marshall high school here in San Antonio. She has been with the SYE program for the past 4 years and this quote which is one of Coach Phillips favorite sums up her attitude in everything that she does, “Your attitude determines your altitude”.