Desta L. Horner is a former high school teacher who served 31 years in Seminole County Public Schools. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Central Florida. During her teaching career Horner traveled extensively, visiting every continent. These trips included educational research in Nigeria and Israel made possible by Fulbright scholarship seminars. She eagerly embraces her role as grandmother to five wonderful children and volunteers in early childhood literacy. She also serves as president of the board of the Oviedo Historical Society and has founded the Seminole County chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Horner brings skills in writing, editing and research and a strong background in public issues to CMF Public Media in its mission to illuminate those issues through its podcasts.