Ms. Berns was born and raised in New York City. She attended Binghamton University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history. After graduating she went on to work for New York City Teaching Fellows, during which time she earned her master’s degree in education from Hunter College. Since starting at Celia Cruz in 2017, Ms. Berns has loved watching her talented students grow musically and academically. At Celia Cruz she has taught global history, government, and economics. In her free time, Ms. Berns likes to read, cook, and visit local museums.