Justine Ang Fonte, M.Ed, MPH
Justine Ang Fonte is an educator, producer, and proud daughter of Philippine immigrants. Born and raised in Cupertino, California, she attended Menlo School, an independent school in the Bay Area. While pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, she captained the Women's Tennis Team.
After college, she was recruited by Teach for America and was placed in a school in `Oahu, Hawai`i to teach seventh grade Mathematics. Justine received her Master’s in Education from the University of Hawai`i and yes, surfed a lot. After her experience teaching middle school students who were pregnant and had misinformation about their sexual health, she moved to New York City to study Sexuality and Health at Columbia University where she received her Master’s in Public Health.
Justine founded the Health & Wellness program at The Dalton School seven years ago and serves as its Director leading a department that teaches sexuality, mental health, nutrition, and belonging to the K-12 community. The success of this program has received national attention and has been invited to speak and build other school-based health programs across the United States.
Outside of work in schools, Justine is on the Board of Roots of Health/Ugat Ng Kalusugan, a non-profit that provides free clinical and educational reproductive services to women and girls in the Philippines. She is also the producer of the original play, Raised Pinay, showcasing narratives of Pilipinx women in the United States.
When she's not fighting for reproductive justice in the U.S. or the Philippines, she is cooking up new recipes and eating the best cheap eats in New York City.