I'm riding for the first time this year. I'm riding for the many friends I've lost and I'm riding for my students. I'm a science teacher at Martin Luther King Middle School in San Francisco. I deeply appreciate the support students have given me throughout my training, contributing both their own money and spirit. I'm a tough teacher, but their efforts touch my heart. I have committed my adult life to social justice activism and consider teaching young people how they can love and protect themselves from HIV/AIDS a part of that work.