Angelika Rappe has a B.A. in Liberal Arts and an MA in English with a concentration in TESOL from San Francisco State University. She has experience teaching ESL at all levels. She taught at the American Language Institute at San Francisco State University and at Cañada College in Redwood City. She has taught ESL at the University of San Francisco since 2008 and she currently also teaches at the Academy of Art University in downtown San Francisco. She also worked for many years as a photographer before becoming a teacher.